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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oceans in December

One of our K Teachers is doing a unit on Oceans the week after Thanksgiving because she's teaching the sound /o/. Although it seems a little strange to teach about the ocean about the time we're changing into winter weather, the theme covers a huge amount of GLE's, so I'm getting kind of excited about teaching it. I have never taught an ocean unit except in summer school with mixed age kiddos (K-2). Here are a few of the things I will be using in addition to the file of ideas I already have.

Sounds
http://soundbible.com/tags-ocean.html

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/sound-library/index.htm

Hello Ocean Lapbook
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/hello_ocean_lapbook.php

Emergent Readers
http://mrskilburnkiddos.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/what-lives-in-the-ocean-emergent-reader-book.pdf


Tons of ideas - I like the ideas for There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Shell.
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/OceanPrintables.htm

Shark Tangram
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.makinglearningfun.com/Activities/MathIdeas/MathTangrams/Tangrams-shark.gif

Sea Animal Sort
I have lots of land/air/sea animal manipulative freebies from Highlights that I can use to let the kids sort, graph, classify, etc. 

Theme Unit Ideas
http://www.thevirtualvine.com/ocean.html

What are your favorite ocean activities?

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