Thursday, April 26, 2007

Arbor Day Lesson Plan

Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & Newsletter
April 27, 2007

Today is Arbor Day. A special day dedicated to planting trees:

Take a walk in the woods:

Concepts to learn
• 1.A tree is a large plant.
• 2.There are many kinds of trees including hardwoods and softwoods.
• 3.A tree has many parts; leaves, branches, bark, trunk, and roots.
• 4.The leaves on some trees are like needles.
• 5.The trunk is the stem of the tree and is covered with bark.
• 6.The roots of a tree are underground.
• 7.Roots help the tree stand; they also get water and nutrients from soil.
• 8.Sap is a liquid that supplies food to the tree.
• 9.Trees need soil, water, and sunlight to grow.
• 10.Trees provide us with wood.
• 11.Many items are made from wood, such as houses, chairs, tables, some toys, doors, fences, paper and paper products.
• 12.Some fruit grows on trees.
• 13.Apples, bananas, and oranges are examples of fruit that grow on trees.
• 14.Trees provide homes for many animals.
• 15.Trees provide us with shade to keep us cool and protect us from sun

Use this outline of a tree to make a book about trees.


Practice your handwriting or scissor skills


• tree-a large plant
• trunk-the main stem and largest part of a tree
• bark-the tough, outer covering of a tree
• sap-the fluid part of a tree
• root-the underground part of a plant

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