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Why Be a Tree?


Talk with children about the attributes of trees -- they clean our air, they provide many foods, they give animals homes, they provide lumber to build homes

After you have compiled a good list, invite children to think about why it might be nice to be a tree. Let each child dictate a sentence. Record each child's sentence on a sheet of drawing paper. Then let each child illustrate his/her sentence. Bind the drawings together into a class booklet.


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