We have spent two weeks reading The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry and The Umbrella by Jan Brett. The Kinders talked about why the Amazon Rainforest is important to humans. They learned that the rainforest trees provide us with medicine and oxygen. We viewed a Reading Rainbow program that took us on a journey inside the Amazon. Together we created a beautiful Rainforest in our classroom. We each chose one animal to draw; we painted a Kapok tree together; we painted huge leaves; we cut paper vines and we made beautiful tissue flowers. We worked as a team and together we created something to be really proud of!