This month’s new theme from Mother Goose Time is: Ocean Commotion. Each day was filled with exciting hands on activities that helped us explore the ocean.
I introduced the kids to ocean water by doing an activity. First, I got the students a drink of regular water. Then, we talked about how the ocean is salt water. We added salt to our water and took a drink. It was so gross! But the students loved this activity so much that we had to do it again the next day.
We pretended we were at the beach and looked for seashells in the sand. When we found those seashells, we used them to write letters in the sand.
We “wrote” in our ocean journals. The students drew pictures of themselves at the ocean on the cover.
We played a matching game. I hid one of the pictures around the room and gave each student the other picture. They had to go around the room and look for the matching picture. We talked about the different kinds of coral reefs and they told me which one was their favorite.
After talking about coral reefs, we went to the table to create our own coral reefs. First, we created them with play-dough, beads, and pipe cleaners. The students got creative and it was fun to see what they made.
Then, we created an art masterpiece of a coral reef. The students used starch noodles, straws, and paper. Each coral reef was different. The students were really proud of their coral reefs and were excited to show them to their parents.
We did so many fun activities this past week. This month we will learn about dolphins, whales, sharks, jellyfish, fish and much more while we explores the ocean. We are excited to learn more about the ocean and the creatures that live in it.
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