Dear People Who Actually Read this Blog,
I know this is a long time coming, and I really have no excuse since I have started my maternity leave. My last day of teaching was March 2, Read Across America Day. This year the NEA theme was The Lorax. This is my absolute favorites children’s book of all time. Its writing is poetic and its message is haunting. I adore it. To honor the day, and the book, my class and I worked really hard to recreate the setting of the book before the Once-ler messed it all up.
We repurposed wrapping paper rolls and large architect paper rolls (Thank you Uncle Tom) to create truffula tree trunks. The tops are Martha Steward tissue paper puffs. Super easy, I had second graders help me do it.
My fabulous co-teacher made beautiful and delicious truffula tree cookie pops.
Overall it was a grand celebration and a wonderful way to kick off my maternity leave.
Now if this baby would only come…