In the month of March we took a trip back to the rainforest and learned about the people who thrive there. The children were very interested to see how they build their homes, what they eat, how they deal with illness and how they socialize through groups called "tribes". We learned so much through books, pictures and short videos. We also had group discussions about how our way of life differs from theirs and what we would like to do if we had a chance to live in the rain forest. The children said they would love to grow their own food, build heir homes with leaves and sticks and paint their faces with different colors so they could be in a tribe. Lastly, we touched on the subject of rainforest conservation and how important it is for trees to not be destroyed so that the people and animals who depend on them for food, shelter and medicine can continue to use them for years to come.
We also had some time to spend with parent volunteers. Sabina's mom joined us and helped the children make Irish soda bread just in time for St. Patrick's day. Niamh's dad joined us for circle time to talk about this holiday and what it means to him and his family. Nara's mom joined Miss Katherine and helped her with gardening activities. We also welcomed our art teacher, Miss Michelle and the children had so much fun learning about Vincent van Gogh as well as recreating their own version of The Starry Night. It was quite the busy month all around!
El Salon Amarillo Lead Teacher