Read the children the story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Allow the children to discuss the story and how it relates to the letter they received from Mr. McGregor. Review Mr. McGregor’s letter. On large manuscript paper, copy each question that Mr. McGregor posed in large letters. You should have six questions, including the final question: are plants really important?
Tell the children that you will try to help the class answer Mr. McGregor’s last question first. Explain that if Mr. McGregor understands why plants are important then he may be more interested in learning how to take care of them.