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Rainforest highlighted in first-ever Brazil Night at Big Cross

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At right, third-graders in Amanda Simmes class at Big Cross stand with just a few of their projects completed during a study of the Amazon.

May 30, 2014 — Big Cross third graders have just finished an in-depth study of Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

The curriculum spanned several weeks, and culminated with the first-ever “Brazil Night” open house for families and friends to view the students’ hard work.

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Third-graders Benjamin Scripture, Hannah Barrow, Ayva Hansen, and Macey Logan display some of their projects. Ayva and Macey used tablet computers to create a multi-media presentation on Brazilian rainforests.

The cross-curricular study included: making a clay art project with art photo of studentsteacher Rick Butto during students’ art classes; learning about the musical significance of rainsticks and creating their own with music teacher Geri Teta in music class; researching and writing a report on a rainforest animal with Ellen Caffry during library/technology times; and completing many other class work research items and crafts.


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Brazilian projects from third-grade teacher Jill Donohue's class.