“I think a rainforest is a wet and scary place. I think it is a dangerous place with dangerous animals…” – Excerpt from a student’s written response.
Well, after their anticipatory written pieces on rainforests from last week, the students finally got to see a real rainforest in action…from the safe distance of a Smartboard screen, of course. They were expected the spiders, poisonous frogs, and trees. However, they did not expect to learn that rainforests predated dinosaurs – a very cool fact that immediately hooked the audience of first graders.
If you’re interested, the documentary that the students watched – Rainforest: Beneath the Canopy – can be found on YouTube: