Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Little Something for Earth Day

I am joining Ash's Earth Day Linky Party from Teaching Happily Ever After. 

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I don't know if I have ever shared this with you, but one of my favorite books is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Every time I read it, I cry.   "And the tree was happy...but not really," just gets me every time!

 Anyway, I like to use this book for Earth Day.  This year we are going to "Give Back to the Giving Tree" with this little cooperative learning activity (I quickly put together :)). Students will "reuse" papers from their desk to create a tree.  There is a detailed explanation on the second page if you like the idea!



  1. Love it! This book makes me cry too! I'm so sappy! I cry at everything!

  2. I cry too! It is such a beautiful book. Thanks for the great idea! I'm on break past Earth Day but love this idea for the beginning of the school year for working together as a team.

  3. Jenna, I too cry when I read this book! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am so glad to know that I am not the only one! :)

  5. This is one of my favorite books! Thanks for the lesson...I'm definitely going to use it!

  6. This is great! Thanks for sharing. I can't read, "I'll Love You Forever." I tried once and I made a fool of myself!
    My sister (K teacher) passes the 'Polar Express' to a reader in her class to read the last page because she'll cry if she reads it herself.

  7. We featured your awesome Earth Day lesson on our blog today! Here's the link to our post...

    Thanks for sharing & have a great day! :)