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A Tree is Nice

Children's Book

Elementary

Description

This brightly illustrated picture book teaches young children that all trees are nice, even if you only happen to have one.  A tree can be a place to play, habitat for wildlife and provide cool shade on hot summer days.  Without trees the world would be a sad place, which is why it is so important we care for them.  The key message in this fun story is that if everyone planted a single tree we can ensure that future generations enjoy trees as much as we do.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

As an extension to this story children could write a journal entry or create posters with their own reasons why they think trees are important.  The book would make an excellent introduction to a year long science project where students raise their own seedlings to learn about tree growth.  They could include activities such as measuring their trees as they grow and testing the amounts of water the trees need to stay healthy.  This story could also form the basis of a class action project where students plant donated tree seedlings on school grounds and in their community.

Relevant Grades and Subjects

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  • Kindergarten
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    • English
    • Science
  • Grade 1
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    • English
    • Science

Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • General Guide to Taking Action
  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (2)

    • Forests
    • Planting Native Species