This book has eleven cut-and-paste lessons of plants and animals that are found in the Rain Forest, plus instructions for a directed drawing cover. There are a few facts given about each rain forest plant and animal in the book. The lessons are: Trees, Ant, Tree Frog, Jaguar, Toucan, Blue Morpho Butterfly, Flower, Howler Monkey, Sloth, Emerald Boa, and Layers of the Rain Forest.
The TLC directed art lessons are designed to help the children develop their self confidence and creative ability. The children are given only squares and rectangles to create pictures. The children learn to cut circles, ovals and triangles from the squares and rectangles. All of the children begin with the same materials and follow the same directions, but the results are individual and no two creations look alike.
TLC teaches across the curriculum, math, literature, science and social studies. The lessons are not just fun, but meaningful and cover many of your benchmarks. TLC lessons are featured on many teacher websites.
The following is a note from a TLC Fan:- "I have been using TLC for 10 years. There is so much learning and it is FUN! The children are learning to follow directions, developing fine motor skills as well as reading and math skills. They are learning the art principles of form and placement. The lessons are based on literature, science, and social studies so it is using art to increase literacy. I just want you to know you are impacting kids here in Michigan. Thanks for providing such a wonderful teaching tool."