The Little Christmas Tree
The Little Christmas Tree is a short story about a young tree that longs
to grow big enough to be “a lovely living Christmas tree.” “I’ll never
be big enough,’ he whispered to the wind in his branches.” “A Dark-eyed
Junco bird landed beside him ‘Be patient. You’ll grow. Seasons always
change,’ she chirped cheerily nudging his needles with her beak.” The
accompanying lesson plans which focus on teaching diversity to children
and also inspiring eco and green values, makes it a perfect story for home schooling.