Saturday, June 16, 2012

But Don't Take MY Word for It

Butterfly in the sky...I can go twice as high...

Take a look. It's in a book. It's Reading Rainbooow.

Okay, sorry.

I took a trip down Nostalgia Lane, feeling like LeVar Burton was an old-time pal o' mine. Watching Reading Rainbow is a first for Aidyn though, and I found a fitting one for our current unit study.

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LeVar taught us all about the rainforest biome and the specialized habitat that rainforest animals and plants need. We then listened to The Salamander Room, a FIAR classic. Aidyn squeed with delight when one of the book reviewers at the end recommended The Great Kapok Tree, one of our favorite RF books.

If you're feeling particularly nostalgic or want to learn more about the rainforest, watch this episode.

Afterwards, we played rainforest games here. We learned about the layers of the forest: emergent, canopy, understory, and forest floor. The task was to assign different plants and animals in the correct layer.

Then we tracked the process of banana and chocolate manufacturing, respectively. Purty neat.

And THEN, even though it has nothing to do with Adventureland...

we went and saw a bee show at our local library. But it was so fun and informational! Made me want to raid a honey hive and suck honey through their hexagonal cells, but that would be impolite. We did, however, leave with some yummy blackberry honey samples, some honey sticks, and an activity book to color.

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