GH RAIN FOREST STUDY
Glen Head Third Graders Interdisciplinary Rain Forest Study
On Friday, February 16, 2023, third graders 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 Rain Forest study, each child chose an animal living in the Rain Forest including mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish and researched his or her specific creature by reading and taking notes. Additionally, the third graders worked on individual, creative projects at home (for example: a diorama, poster, mobile, or model) which were on display during the celebration.
At the end of their Rain Forest study, the students shared with Principal Dr. Peter Rufa, their peers, parents, and invited guests 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 and their teachers for this interdisciplinary Rain Forest Celebration!
Article and photos by Shelly Newman