Those Shoes

Those Shoes represents the beginning of our money unit. It’s the story of a child who wants some coveted shoes but his family is unable to afford them. He experiences some strong emotions such as envy, despair and false hope as he tries to desperately find a pair of those shoes.

The Lorax

Our final book of the conservation unit! One of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories that I must have read three million times, the Lorax tells the story of the Onceler, who starts a business cutting down Truffala trees to make thneeds.

Our Undrinkable Ocean

While a majority of the planet is covered with water, it is undrinkable due to the presence of salt at a rate of 36 parts salt to 1000 parts water. That may not seem like a lot, but it means that you would be able to wash down 4 family sized bags of potato chips per cup of water.

Tomorrow we are taking the metro all the way to the Montgomery County Recycling Center. This is a huge part of our conservation unit, and allows us to see where our recycled goods end up, not to mention how many people are involved in the process of recycling!