My Adopted Tree

Learning Objectives :

  1. Students will adopt a tree and create their own questions about the tree.

  2. Students will find answers to their questions.

  3. Students will create a final product to show what they learned about their tree.

  4. Students will fill out a KWL chart about trees.  

Estimated Time Required :
3 class periods with possible extensions

Materials :

  • Paper, pencils and crayons.  

  • Books about trees.  I Can Name 50 Trees Today by Bonnie Worth is a good example.  

  • KWL chart

  • Note cards

Assessment :

  • Students complete the KWL chart.

  • Students successfully create and answer 5 questions about their tree.

  • Tree rubbing, drawing, leaf, and final product are put in class scrapbook.

Additional Information :

You can find additional activities on the topic of trees by searching on the "Activities" page.

Creator :
This lesson plan was created by Rachel Bailey.

Standrads :

AASL Standards for 21st Century Learner

  • AASL Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

  • AASL Standard 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations and create new knowledge


  • Knows that learning can come from careful observations and simple experiments.


  • Formulating questions
  • Gathering/Collecting information
  • Locating & Accessing information
  • Sharing creative products of inquiry-based learning
  • Category:
  • Learning about
  • Trees
  • Grade Lavel(s):
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • h1