The Lorax


Many students in S23Jade have been thinking and talking about the environmental issues raised in the Dr Seuss story “The Lorax”.

They have discussed, acted out and spoken at a town meeting using the different perspectives of the creatures involved in the story.

As a “wrap up” activity students were asked to design a Thneed Factory that was more environmentally positive and sustainable than the one in the story. They were asked to consider the energy used, the pollution released and the effect on the living creatures around the factory, the noise and the transportation of the finished Thneeds around the country.

There were many fantastic ideas and suggestions made by the students – please look at the following pictures of parts of their work.


What do you think? What would you do to improve the environment at the Thneed Factory? Leave a comment below.

8 thoughts on “The Lorax

  1. Thanks Brooke – some of us are great drawers, some of us have great ideas, and some of us are good with the words – when we work together we can ALL be super duper terrific! 🙂

  2. Irina

    Hi Ms P,
    It’s so amazing to see all the things going on at BSPS after all these years. The drawings are so wonderful and I love seeing how the main idea in ‘The Lorax’ was extended to brainstorm a more environmentally friendly Thneed factory. So creative! I still remember our play of ‘The Lorax’ in Year 5(6?) and how interesting I found the book the first time around.

    Best wishes from Irina (class of 2010) 🙂

  3. Hello Irina,
    How lovely of you to come back and leave a comment. I am so glad that you have had a chance to see our blog again after all this time. Our blogging adventure was a wonderful thing for our class and students wasn’t it? This blog now is a little different though.
    I remember our play of the Lorax – what a lot of fun. I think we did pretty well don’t you?
    Thanks Irina for your best wishes, may you be happy and enthusiastic in all that you try 🙂

  4. Irina

    I love how the Allstars blog is still up and running after all this time, especially as it was such a huge part of our class life. I did some searching and found the post from 2010 of our Lorax play and it’s incredible how much we have all grown since then. (The nostalgia!). I’ll try to visit the blog again more often now to see what has been going on in the library 🙂

    (How’s Sandy the Otter? Is he still around?)

  5. I know – the blog was such a game changer for me and my teaching – it really was a huge part of our learning 🙂
    I am the teacher librarian now so the blog has a slightly different purpose at the moment, but I miss the fun and excitement of blogging regularly and with people from around the world. The school day is a little lonelier by myself 🙁
    Sandy the Otter is in retirement with many of the other toys I have collected over the years. I found that newer students didn’t respect him enough as they didn’t know much about him. He is living quietly in my office but may venture out every now again when the kids need someone to read too!
    Please call back every now and then Irina – it is a real thrill to catch up

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