This week as part of our tropical rainforest study, we did quite a bit of writing. First, we did some creative writing with stories entitled “A Day in the Life of a Rainforest Leaf.” Students had to write a story as if they were the leaf on a tree in the rainforest, and tell about their day from the leaf’s perspective. Then, the stories were mounted onto “leaves” and hung up in our classroom rainforest display!
Turned out quite nice, don’t you think?
Our next writing project was in the form of a business letter. The students wrote a letter to either the president, senator, governor, or mayor, telling them about our rainforest study and asking them to help make laws to protect the rainforest. These letters were mounted onto a rainforest creature of their choice, animal or plant.
I just love how creative these are!!
Our final writing project this week was rainforest themed poems. They could be about a plant, animal, or just the rainforest as a whole. They did not have to rhyme, though many did. Once written, they were finalized into a shape poem, meaning the words were written in a way that outlined the shape of the topic of their poem.
I always love seeing how these poems turn out!
The last rainforest project that we finished this week was an art project we’ve been working on for a few weeks now. It is made of different “textures”, which are made by using different colors and patterns. A textured landscape is our fancy art term for the week. These turned out really fun and colorful, and are a nice addition to our classroom wall.
Next week is the last week of our rainforest study. We have been working on a puppet show performance for the kindergarten classes, which we will perform next week. Stay tuned for video of the productions! 🙂