Our final stop on our trip around the world was the deciduous forest of Europe.
Wikipedia describes a deciduous forest as:
forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters.
For this weeks biome display I had the boys go to their room and find animals that could be found in a deciduous forest.
Deciduous Forest Pocket Chart
Left: Farm Kid1’s deciduous forest postcard.
Left: We watched the Seasonal Forests episode of Planet Earth.
Right: This weeks art project was based on the yearly cycle of a deciduous tree. Farm Kid1 started out by drawing one tree shape with branches. Then, I made 3 more copies of the tree. Now he had 4 trees – one for each season. Next, he used a pencil eraser to dot leaves on the trees. After the paint dried he glued his trees in order & titled his artwork.
We rummaged through our continent box filled with all things European.
To finish off the week we visited the World Forestry Center to learn more about deciduous forests.
Links to our Continents & Biomes:
North America – Temperate Rainforest
South America – Tropical Rainforest
Antarctica – Ice Cap
Africa – Sahara Desert
Australia – Coral Reef
Asia – Tundra
Europe – Deciduous Forest