Wow! I wonder what kind of animal used bit on this?
This leave has a bite, which is a sign than an animal used it for food.
After the teacher reads the book to the students, she ask them to name the animals that visited the hollow tree. What sounds did the animals make? What were each of them doing there? How did they use the tree?
Yes, I almost done.
Can you please pass the paint brush, when you are finished with it?
The teacher then shows and gives them the collection of signs of plant and animal life she had previously gathered for them to observe.
Make sure you keep track of what you see!
The teacher then explains to them that these examples show how animals and other plants depend on trees, and that the trees provide a habitat for these plants and animals
What signs of animal life do you see?
The teacher then had the students make telescopes out of toilet paper tubes so they can study a tree habitat. They decorated with tissue paper, paint, and glitter.
Next, the teacher, lead the students outdoors to a tree and had them describe what they saw living on its trunk and branches with their hand made telescopes.
Lastly, the teacher ask the students plenty of questions and has them look on the ground around the tree for fallen leaves, twigs, bark, seeds, fruits, or nuts that might also show signs of animals or plant life.