Lights, Camera, Action… Fourth Graders see The Lorax at the Apollo Theater
Funded by the PC Educational Foundation
On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, fourth graders from Putnam County Elementary School went to the Apollo Theater in Princeton to view the movie The Lorax. The movie is based on the Dr. Seuss book. The fourth grade classes read and discussed the book beforehand so it could be compared to the movie. Ted from Thneedville visits the Once-ler to find out what has happened to all of the “real” trees. The Once-ler tells the story of how the Lorax had warned him about what would happen if he cut down all of the trees. The Once-ler finally gives Ted the last Truffula seed to plant in Thneedville. The theme of the story is then revealed in the words of Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
The students had a terrific afternoon at the movies! The activity was sponsored by the Putnam County Education Foundation.