This is the first year I've really dived into an ocean theme. I have to say I was really surprised at how little some of my students knew about the ocean. Especially considering they go to school FIVE MINUTES away from the ocean. Yes, you read that right. If I wanted to go to the beach after work I could be on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in five minutes. (Don't be hatin') Anyways....
We started the week with a great book Deanna Jump wrote and included in her Ocean Unit (which many of these activities are from). I loved the book and activity she made to go along with it because my class has been studying nouns, verbs and adjectives the last two months and this was a perfect review! The kids filled in the parts of speech as they heard them (I paused after each page to let them write) and then they helped me compile a master list on the board.
Each time we learned about a new sea animal we wrote about them in our Ocean Animal Journals. I made the cover, but the great graphic organizers are from Deanna's unit.
Under the Sea pack:
|Greatest to Least|
|Octopus Ordinal Numbers|
|Scuba Time to the hour|
|number families and subtraction sentences|
|beginning r blends|
|building sight words|
|bossy "e" words|
|picture/word match up|
|beginning & ending blends|
graduation portraits this week: