In January the group times of our day were spent discussing the continent of South America. We began by talking about what the land in South America is like. We discovered that there are many of the longest, tallest, largest things there. Longest Mountain Range- Andes, Tallest Waterfall- Angel Falls, Largest Rainforest- Amazon. The children have been most intrigued by the interesting animals that are native to the rainforests of South America. We spent some time talking about the Sloth, and the children were surprised to learn about how much time sloths spend hanging upside down.
** Do you know where the Amazon is**
I asked the children if they know anything about the Amazon Rainforest, and a few of their responses were, "My mom works at Amazon", or "My dad's office is in the Amazon Rainforest". I got a chuckle at their generation's understanding of the Amazon.
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El Salon Lila Lead Teacher
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