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My Tree Book


Prepare a four-page booklet for each child.

  • On the first page, let each child draw a simple tree. Talk about the parts of a tree and write these words on the board: branches, leaves, trunk, and roots. Help children label each part of their trees.
  • Next, talk with children about animals that live in trees. Supply pictures of some of those animals. Let children choose an animal to draw on the second page of the booklet.
  • With children reinforce the initial /t/ sound. Together create a list of other words that begin with that sound. Encourage children to write their /t/ words on the third page of their booklets.
  • Have fun with words that rhyme with tree. Ask children to think of short rhyming sentences. (The sentences can be silly.) Record the sentences and let children copy one and illustrate it on the last page of their tree booklets.


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