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Working off the current theme of forests and specifically rainforests, we decided to follow the text on this simple project. Usually it is hit or miss with the end of the chapter projects. This one, delightfully hands on & amazing end result.
Kids built their rainforest early on in the day, when the light was bright in our classroom. Then we waited for dark, turned on the breakfast nook light and our handi-work came to life. The kids could really see the impact of the tree cover on the forest floor. For such a basic project, this was a win.
After we completed the project, we ended up with our own little (forest) of trees. I saved these and displayed them on the top of a hutch we have in our classroom. They can serve as a nice reminder of the material, a valid diorama of a forest and modern art - all at the same time.