We read Jan Brett's The Umbrella and The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. We cut out pictures of rainforest animals and glued them in the layer of the rainforest they live in. Then, we wrote in our journals about the toucan using a has/can/is anchor chart:
Today we began a more involved writing activity about monkeys using the same type of chart. These are some examples of what we have so far:
Tomorrow we will add some monkey "embellishments"!
I found the cute extras here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Prompt-Craftivities-Jungle-Animals
You can purchase as a unit or just buy the materials for individual animals.
Here's the finished bulletin board:
My students are really getting inspired to begin their at-home Rainforest Animal Reports and projects for Open House! I can't wait to see what they come up with!