I think this would be a wonderful story to bring about a discussion of how we can reuse old things. You could show pictures of how people repurpose furniture or use things in new ways. I actually think this would be a super fun way to get the family involved. Have students look around their house for things that are being used in new ways or reused. They could take pictures and do a sort of show and tell in class. Or you could have them do a collage. Maybe you have something in your classroom being used in an original way. I have seen pictures of teachers using shoe organizers for storage in the classroom. What are ways you reuse things at home or in the classroom?
I have two unusual door stoppers at home that started out as temporary fixes and 2 years later...Oh, well.
She has another sweet story about an orphan boy and a little blind goose called I Can Hear the Sun that I think could be incorporated for Earth Day or Spring.
I am linking this post up with Sunny Days Earth Day linky party. Better last minute than never.
Have a great weekend and a good Earth Day!