“The Lorax,” written by Dr. Seuss; taught us so much about the world this week in Miss Emily’s class! Combined with Monday’s concert performance by Mr. Eco (environmental awareness rapper, music talent and superhero), the Lorax gave us a platform to spend some very good time thinking about and discussing our environment. W
e got to enjoy the fact that the world is beautiful and it all works together and we are so fortunate that God made it that way!
We got to think about gratitude and initiative and how we all play a part in caring for the trees, grass, animals and even the ocean! The Lorax teaches us that “Unless someone like you (us) cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.” (Dr. Seuss) Which we reminded ourselves by painting rocks and adding the words “UNLESS’ to. Our class has also had some good practice in using only what we need, because all that we need is enough, nothing more-from paper towels, to water, to food and more!
It wouldn’t be a week reading the Lorax, without re-creating our very own Truffula trees, the shaving cream, glue and watercolor painting they did so well, made for some wonderful tufts “much softer than silk, and had the sweet smell of fresh butterfly milk” (the Onceler, Dr. Seuss).
We planted our very own seeds this week and have been watching them sprout more, day by day. Our students have been learning about some of the things that seeds need, in order to become plants, like water and fresh air. This project has also served as a fun and interesting science project/experiment.
Finally, on Friday, in the spirit of our beloved book “The Lorax” (Dr. Seuss), and with Earth Day approaching soon, we enjoyed another nature walk, on which we collected items from nature we were thankful for. You can see some these framed now in our library! It was a fun and warm week for us and we cannot wait to see you all Monday!