Dressed as frogs, jaquars, and other rainforest creatures, Mrs. McGrain’s second grade class performed The Great Kapok: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest for parents and lower school students. Adapted from Lynne Cherry’s book, The Great Kapok Tree, the story is about a man who comes into the rainforest to chop down the kapok tree. When the man falls asleep under the tree, the animals who live in the rainforest speak to him, hoping he will realize the tree is a vital part of the rainforest ecosystem. The students learned about the fragile rainforest environment in Mrs. Moag’s science class and created the artwork for the play in Mrs. Lamborn’s art class. With original lyrics from popular song tunes, the students brought the story to life, entertaining their audience and learning to care for the earth. Watch The Great Kapok .
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