Two weeks of ocean fun has come to an end. We really could have kept going for another couple of weeks. There is so much to learn and explore! This bulletin board was a two week project! We added animals and "fact bubbles" each day. My students LOVED being part of the process!
I began the ocean unit by reading a couple of ocean books just to introduce some ocean animals to them. I then asked the kids which animals THEY wanted to learn about. They created quite the list! Each day, I chose two animals (one for the morning class and one for the afternoon class) to teach. With the assistance of the National Geographic Kids website and some great ocean books we did it!
My students loved volunteering to create the animals for the bulletin board. All the bubbles were facts they would tell us after we learned about them that day. Great for language and recall!
We read this great book today about using your five senses at the beach.
The kids showed off their creativity by making necklaces like the little girl did in the story.
You can't go to the beach and ocean without catching some waves! We used shelves and flat boards from the block area for surf boards. I found a fun you tube video of kids surfing. They loved watching it on the Smart Board while trying out their new moves!
Have a great weekend!