28
Mar

Rainforest Unit

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We recently finished up a really fun rainforest unit. We both had a lot of fun and learned so much!

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Of course, we read lots of books about the rainforest.

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These are some of our favorite books that we read about the rainforest.  We learned a lot from both fiction and non fiction books.

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Hailey made this rainforest layer craftivity from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom.

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The outside shows and labels the different layers of the rainforest.

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The flaps open up and on the inside there is information about each layer of the rainforest.

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One day I put all of this food out- cinnamon, coffee, bananas, tea, pineapple, nuts, sugar, coconut, and chocolate.  I asked Hailey if she knew what they all had in common.  She was surprised to learn that they all come from the rainforest.  Of course, we did a little sampling of the food :-)

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She made a little poster about the different foods that come from the rainforest.

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We also made this fantastic diorama of the rainforest.

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Closer look at the emergent layer.

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Closer look at the canopy.

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Closer look at the understory.

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Closer look at the forest floor.

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Hailey made this great display to show what she learned about the rainforest.  She included plants, food, and animals from the rainforest.  She also colored a map to show where the rainforests are located.  She added some information about camouflage, how important the rainforest is for the world’s oxygen, and some fun facts.

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Hailey and her rainforest display at our educational fair with our homeschool co-op group.

Hailey worked really hard on this unit and she had a great time!  It made me so happy to hear her ask if she could learn more about the rainforest!

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