In an effort to finish up our final theme for the school year, we did some Rain Forest things this past month.
We watched many videos on Discovery Streaming and on Netflix, including the Magic School Bus, a documentary on deep inside the Amazon Rain Forest, and others about different indigenous people and animals and the layers of the Rain Forest.
We visited the Rain Forest at the Cleveland Zoo to see the plants and animals up close. The kids played “Where’s Waldo” searching for the camouflaged animals. We got to see the many adaptations the plants use for living in very shallow soil and we got to ooh and ahh at the acrobatics of some of the animals.
The kids each picked a rain forest animal to take home (stuffed).
We bought a coloring book of animals to enjoy.
The kids made notes of some of the things they learned using the iPad app Notability.
We read some magazines and a choose your own adventure about the Rain Forest.
We looked at a jungle sticker book about plants and animals and picked out the ones we had seen at the zoo.
We made a Pandora Station to listen to some of the sounds of the rain forest. The kids liked the mixture of tribal singing with techno in this “Deep Forest” album.