Rainforest Visual Plans

I'm linking up with Deedee Wills again; this time with a rainforest unit. Last fall, I did not get to bats, so I am including them with my rainforest unit. I used to do a big unit on bats in first grade, including AIMS activities. My teacher friend, who taught 1st grade with me, found a dead bat in the gutter. Her dad put it in a jar and perserved it somehow so we could share with our students. Which reminds me of how I love it when my students bring surprises in for me. Last year, one of my kinderkids found a dead crunchy lizard in his lamp. He brought it in to class for me. That made me think how I get excited about those kind of things, while some of my other friends get grossed out! How about you? What are your feelings about dead crunchy lizards, crawling bugs, slimey tadpoles, snakeskin, and bones?

My rainforest unit isn't posted on TPT just yet. It is still a work in progress. Hopefully next week!
To see other teachers upcoming visual plans, or link up yours...

Off to yoga I go! Have a great week!



  1. Gwen! These are super sweet plans! ;) Your rainforest unit looks great! :) I did a whole unit on bats for my third graders, but now that I am in first, I need to go back and see if I can make it appropriate for my wee ones! :) How cool that you have your NB! :) I got mine two years ago! :) I'm a middle childhood generalist. ;) Thanks for sharing a peek at your week with us! :) I'll have to check in with you again soon! :) Great ideas, here! :)


    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

  2. Love your rain forest unit! It looks like so much fun! I am okay with the critters being brought in because the students get so much out of them. But I need for some of the critters to be no longer living if they are being brought in! :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Your Rainforest unit looks amazing! Thanks for giving us a peek!
    Have a great week,
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. I am curious and interested in the book you have on your lesson plan called "Phonological Awareness Lessons" and am wondering if you know where I can order one. I looked on Amazon and was not able to locate it. Thanks!

  5. @Unknown

    If you download the lesson plans, you can click to link to 95%. It is a research based program my team and I were trained in. We use this for our intervention groups while other students are working on other skills.


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