Schema: cleaning up the backyard, enjoying a park
Sequencing: Sequence the order of the progress of changing the yard from a yard to a nature preserve.
A young girl, Caroline, moves to a new home where Caroline begins making the backyard into a nature preserve. She starts with only one wild flower, then builds a pond, birdhouses, and plants a big tree.
Cause and Effect: This story could be used to illustrate cause and effect in relation to Caroline’s wanting to save one flower and ending up with a nature preserve and influencing her neighbors to do the same.
At the end of the book illustrations of meadow animals and insects are illustrated and labeled in full color. This is a great book for Earth Day or Spring.