Objective: Children will explore habitats by creating and learning about a parrot, which is a bird that inhabits the rainforest.‹ Return to Theme
Thousands of species of birds live in the uppermost layers of the rainforest. Parrots, macaws, and toucans are the most recognizable rainforest birds. Parrots are beautifully colored birds with curved beaks. What makes the parrot unique is that it can imitate many sounds, including human speech. Therefore, sometimes people think parrots can talk, but they are really just imitating sounds in their environment. The treetops house a vast number of plants and animals, including insects, arachnids, birds, orangutans, snakes, and lizards.
The animals that live in here are specially adapted for life in the trees and many of them never touch the ground. They move, eat, and sleep exclusively in the canopy, and many of them use loud calls as their form of communication.
Not all of your students will be familiar with parrots. Try to have some pictures available to show the children.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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