We have been learning a lot about ocean animals. We learned all about different types of sharks and we decided that we thought the Great white Shark was the most interesting.
We labeled the parts of a shark.
This is our schema chart based on an idea from Debbie Miller.
We made sharks and orca whales and then sorted the information we learned by using a venn diagram.
A close up of some of our shark and whale writing.
Our crabs and crab writing.
If y'all are looking for an adorable story to read, Pout Pout Fish is it! We fell in love with this story. The kids wanted me to read it over and over. If you read it you might want to try using the voice of Eeyore for the Pout Pout fish character. :) After reading the story a GAZILLION times we did a directed drawing of the main character and then wrote about our text to self connections.
To end our unit we had a Pirate Party! One of my favorite activities was brought on by a comment to my Pirate post by Emily (I'd love to know your last name so I can give you credit). Emily told me about a field trip she took with her kids. They learned why pirates wore an eye patch. I did a little research and was even able to find a myth busters episode on Discovery Education that covered this topic. We started out by making our hypothesis and then I gave each child a patch to wear and we turned out the lights and made the room completely dark. We then quickly moved the patch over to the other eye and gues what???? We could see immediately! Oh, my word!!! How cool is that!??!!
These are our pirate shirts we painted for our special day.
We ate octopi. :)
Yummy pirate cupcakes! ARGH!
We only have two more days of school left. YEE-HAW!!!
If you're like me you are already starting to plan for next year (Do we ever take a break?) :)
This unit has some of my favorite back to school activities.
Many of you have asked for my book bin labels so I'm including them here as a free download.
Click on the picture if you want to download them.
I'm working on my Back to School unit. Hopefully I will have it finished in a few weeks.
Enjoy your sweeties! Summer is almost here! :)