Think of a time when your whole being fully appreciated nature. What did you see? What did you hear? In Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter To Our Planet, we see incredible images of our beautiful home. Gorgeous photos of plants, animals and landscapes support the story told in poetic form. The message of appreciating Earth will inspire readers. Resources and ideas to make a difference are included at the end of the book.
AASL Standards Framework for Learners: Explore/Think V.A.3 Engaging in inquiry-based processes for personal growth.
Author April Pulley Sayre has quite a way with words. Readers will be inspired to read more of her books. Be sure to have a collection ready for check-out. Click here to watch Sayre read some of her books.
Pair this lesson with Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet by Nanette Heffernan and Bao Luu.
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