Showing posts from May, 2012

Ocean Unit

As the end of another school year creeps upon us, I know a lot of us teachers like to go out with a bang. My team decided to finish the month of May with an "Under the Sea" unit. We would teach our students all about different sea creatures, as well as creative writing about the beach and a small section on Pirates for the final week. After doing a lot of research on what I wanted to teach, visiting my public library to check out almost 50 different sea life books, I set to planning my lessons.

Now I am a teacher who cannot stand reading long lessons that others have written. Instead I work best with photos, so I have documented my lessons in photos with descriptions. Enjoy!

Graphing our favorite whales.

Writing about coral reefs on the back of paper plates.  The fronts contain colored pictures of different coral and fish.

Close up of the coral reef writing.

Graphing our favorite coral reef animals.

Writing about sea turtles

Our sea turtle writing was stapled to the back of…