27 April 2012

Oceans Freebies!

Lots of craziness and excitment this week! We started our end of the year Ocean Animals unit, and I have been having so much fun! Hopefully the kids have been, too (oh, and learning some things as well, haha!)! We started the week off by learning about the five oceans--I feel old since I was only taught about four main oceans, you know, way back when there were nine planets...Anyways, I found this song on Proteacher last year and fancied it up a bit for our song book...I do not know the song's author, so please let me know if you do! Click the picture to download it for free!

 

We also did a lesson on the ocean's zones and made a fun foldable to hold facts about each layer. The kids were totally into all of those creepy creatures down in the twilight and midnight zones! The original idea for this flipbook came from this site.  I tweaked it a little for my kiddos, and have included directions and a printable for you below if you'd like to add this to your Ocean file (or should I say, binder?).

 


Click the pic below for the freebie!



Next week, we are going to become marine biologists to prepare for our Ocean Animals Museum.  I am so pumped!  My team is doing a grade level Museum Day, with each class studying a different animal group.  It is so much fun to watch all of our little firsties give their speeches and show off their published "All About" books, models, and posters.  If you think your class would like to become wildlife biologists too, please check out my newest unit. It is common core aligned for grades K-2 (standards included) and it can be used to study any animal!



Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more Ocean fun and freebies in the next few weeks! And, if you have any great Oceans activities you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them!

10 comments:

  1. Awww, I miss doing museums. We were going to do a Hawaii museum, but now we've decided to spend our last few weeks doing Charlotte's Web. Next year I'll have to fit a museum in there somewhere! They are just too fun!

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  2. Hey Diddlely Ho Neighbor-
    I am also a TN Teacher and your newest follower!
    I am here via your awesome post on Binderizing!!!!

    Staci

    Going Nutty!

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  3. LOVIN' your BLOG!!!

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  5. The levels of the ocean flip book is super cool. We are just about to jump into oceans - perfect timing. Thanks for sharing! Pop in for a visit if you get a chance.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  6. Hey!
    Just wanted you to know I'm giving you the One Lovely Blog Award! Come by my blog to check it out! :)Sorry if you've already gotten it!

    JennyB
    Funtastic Fun in First Grade

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  7. Thanks for the ocean freebies!!! I especially LOVE the flipbook for the ocean zones. It is exactly what I need! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Awesome using it for summer school lesson!

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful resource!

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