Glen Head Third Graders Interdisciplinary Rain Forest Study

Third graders in Mrs. Bernesby’s class at Glen Head School recently studied Brazil in a social studies unit and combined their learning with aspects of its weather and climate as a part of their science learning.

During this in-depth interdisciplinary study, each child chose a rain forest animal (i.e., mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, or fish) and researched his or her specific creature by reading and taking notes. However, that is not all! The third graders also worked on individual projects at home. They included a diorama, poster, mobile, or model. 

At the end of their Rain Forest study, the students shared with Principal Rufa and their peers their completed projects and information about their animal characteristics, food, predators, how they live and survive in the rain forest, adaptations, and fun facts! Thank you to all of the third graders for this in-depth study and celebration on Brazil.

Article and photos by Shelly Newman