In March 2011, the Grade 1B students worked on these compositiions. The following samples were randomly selected by Ms. Paula Ashby, their teacher, to be shared with the school community. We are publishing them as they were turned in – the final draft. – Linda Amin
There are four parts to the rainforest. The is the emergent layer, the canopy layer, the under story layer and the forest floor.
The biggest rainforest is in Brazil. The trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. The rainforest gives the world lots of oxygen.
Rainforests rain every day. Rainforests are hot, wet and sticky because they are close to the equator..
The rainforest has a lot of animals. Monkeys, birds and butterflies live at the top. Snakes, insects and sloth live in the middle. Gorillas, tigers and leopards are on the bottom. Birds use trees for shelter. Birds eat worms for food and birds need water. Leopards use trees for shade and shelter. Leopards need meat for food and there are lots of animals they can hunt. ---By: Hala Abu Arja
The desert is so hot and dry. It rains only two or three times in a year. The desert plants have to be tough to live in the desert and so do the animals.
Animals go out to hunt at night when it is cooler. The kangaroo rat lives in a hole. There is not too much water, shelter or food in the desert.
The desert plants are far apart. If the plants don’t have water, they will die. The desert plants are shorter. The plants don’t have enriched soil to live. ---By: Jomana Ghanem
The fish live in the water because they get their oxygen from the water. Dolphins and whales are the only mammals in the ocean. They get their oxygen from the air. The ocean has salt water. The water is warm, and if it is warm the fish are colorful. This is a tropical ocean. The oceans at the top and bottom of the world are cold. The oceans close to the equator are warm.
The fish eat seaweed to stay alive. The fish use seaweed for shelter. The fish use seaweed to hide from their enemies.
There are more than 1,000 fish in the world. When we touch a jellyfish, we will get sick because most are poisonous. Dolphins help people when they are in danger. ---By: Fouad Al Jishi
The trees are not letting the sun come in. The forest is moist and wet. The forest floor is damp. Animals enrich the forest soil. Animals help move seeds to other places where they will grow. A woodpecker uses trees for shelter and a weasel walks on the forest floor. ---By: Osama Al Zoubi
Animals and Plants Need Each Other
Plants need animals because the animals enrich the soil to grow another plant and the animals help the plants by moving, walking and flying the seed to another place.
The animals need plants for food, shelter and hiding. A woodpecker digs a hole in the tree and uses it for shelter. When the fox is walking in the forest, a seed sticks to the fox and then the fox scratches it and it falls down. The gorilla uses plants for food, hiding and shelter too. ---By: Eman Azzam