My Forest or the Rainforest?

The differences between tropical and temperate rainforests range from animals and flowers to climate and landscapes. Kindergarteners compare and contrast characteristics of their local forest to a tropical rainforest.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Although the resource is intended for kindergarten, it is adaptable to other grades as well
Classroom Considerations

  • The first lesson in a series of four on the exploration of the Colombian rainforests
  • Lesson requires items such as poster board, example pictures, and velcro
  • The Umbrella by Jan Brett is a necessary reading
Pros

  • The 6-page packet includes lesson procedures, materials list, challenge activities, and a rubric
  • Common Core designed
Cons

  • None