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The Lorax & Earthy-Day Activities at School

We have always loved the Lorax, the wonderful tale of Truffula Trees and Bar-ba-loots, the tale of how we all live in an interconnected ecosystem, and the tale of how we all have an important part of protecting all parts of our web of life.  The Lorax Movie  comes at an interesting time, when were are kicking off efforts at school to start thinking about how we can celebrate Earth Day at our school.

When I asked the kids at assembly: "what can we do?!" Lots of kids suggested picking up trash.  One kid suggested that we have a No-Waste Lunch Challenge.  Others suggested planting trees.

The Lorax, who speaks for the trees, could live in all of us.  How will you harness your inner Lorax to celebrate Earth Day upcoming in April this year?  Please share, I am looking for ideas!

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Of course, after I hit "post", I came across this page with ideas: http://www.seussville.com/Educators/lorax_classroom/educatorlorax_plan.php

This wiki for discussion ideas: http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/wiki/The_Lorax

And this about the commercialism/consumerism of the current release of The Lorax movie: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/the-lorax-movie-environmental-message_n_1317093.html?ref=green&ir=Green

We will be volunteering at the 4th annual Trash to Treasure! The only neighborhood cleanup that can boast over 4,000 items get swapped for free and only about 15 yards of bulky waste go to the landfill! 100 volunteers are needed! trash2treasure@swapnplay.org to sign up. Volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours. Volunteers get early swapping rights, a commemoration t-shirt and fed! Check out this amazing video for more info and help us spraed the word!
http://youtu.be/08rcuQNz7pM

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