Tuesday, May 30, 2017

At Home in the Rainforest


At Home in the Rainforest
Each animal was cut from a single color of felt, using online clip art patterns, and then painted with fabric paints

Teacher Toucan:  At school today, we will talk about the rainforest.  Who knows what animals do in the rainforest?

Monkey:  Monkeys like to swing from trees.

Teacher Toucan:  Great!  Monkeys swing around.  That’s all animals do in the rainforest.  School’s over.  It’s time to go home.

Jaguar:  Wait!  That’s not all animals do in the rainforest!  We love to swim and play in the streams.  We even eat the fish, when we can catch them.

Teacher Toucan:  Great!  Monkeys swing and jaguars swim.  That’s all animals do in the rainforest.  School’s over.  It’s time to go home.

Morpho Butterfly:  Wait!  That’s not all animals do in the rainforest!  We like to drink sap and fruit juice, when we’re not flying around.

Teacher Toucan:  Great!  Monkeys swing, jaguars swim and butterflies drink sap.  That’s all animals do in the rainforest.  School’s over.  It’s time to go home.

Sloth:  Wait!  That’s not all animals do in the rainforest!  We like to eat the leaves that other animals do not like. 

Teacher Toucan:  Great!  Monkeys swing, jaguars swim, butterflies drink sap, and sloths eat leaves.  That’s all animals do in the rainforest.  School’s over.  It’s time to go home.

Poison Dart Frog:  Wait!  That’s not all animals do in the rainforest!  We lay our eggs in the water trapped inside flowers, where they are safe from animals who want to eat them.

Teacher Toucan:  Great!  Monkeys swing, jaguars swim, butterflies drink sap, sloths eat leaves and frogs lay eggs.  That’s all animals do in the rainforest.  School’s over.  It’s time to go home.

Monkey:  Teacher Toucan, what do you do in the rainforest?

Teacher Toucan:  Oh!  I forgot!  Toucans live in rainforests, too!   We sit high in the branches and look for food.  School’s over.  Time to go to my home.  I want you to see my great rainforest home!

Adapted by April Kozeluh from the original 

At Home in a Tree by Sheryl Ann Crawford and Nancy I. Sanders

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