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Sea Life by Mind Map: Sea Life
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Sea Life

Math

Fishy Cracker number matching

Students will get a paper with numbers 1-10 written on it and will put the correct number of crackers with each number. When they are finished they may eat their fish!

sea shell addition-

Use sea shells to help solve addition problems with sums up to 10

Graph fish crackers

Use rainbow fish crackers to create simple bar graph

Ocean Patterns

Sea creature cutouts in various colors and will be available for students to create patterns

Language Arts

Rainbow Fish

The students will make a class book by each completing and illustrating this sentence "The little fish said, "Please may I have one of your shiny scales." The Rainbow Fish said, ___

Commotion in the Ocean-

Matching Rhyming Words Game-pairs of rhyming words will be used in a Memory style game

After hearing commotion in the ocean, students will practice making rhyming pairs. Teacher will write one word on a word card and place it in a pocket chart and students will give rhyming words to be added to the chart.

Fishing for Sight words

Pond area is defined on the floor and fish with sight words are added to the pond. Children take turns catching a fish and reading the word.

Social Studies

child recognizes the importance of his/her role as part of a group

Child displays responsible behaviors

Look at a World Map and identify the oceans on the map

Child seeks info from a variety of sources (people, books, videos, globes, maps, calendars, etc.)

Science

Read: Hello Ocean as well as view nonfiction books on fish and whales

How long is a whale-use a VERY long rope (100 feet) to show how long a whale is, How many students does it take to make a whale?

Compare and contrast fish and whales

Float and Sink

Two tubs of water will provided, one salt and one fresh. Objects will be added to each tub to see which float and which sink., draw about what you saw happen

Seek and find tubes

Two liter bottles filled with sand and and several small objects (hot glue lid shut). Create a poster of pictures of all the objects that the students should look for by manipulating the sand filled bottle.

Sand table

Sea shells and a magnifying glass can be added

Movement

Move like sea creatures

(teacher holds up picture cards with different sea creatures) as students move like the creature shown to ocean music.

Book: Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea-

Students will act out the story during the second read aloud of the book

Fishy Positions

Each student will get a fish cutout and will follow teacher directions using directional terms to move the fish (ie: put the fish under your foot)

Art

Sand pictures

Finger painting ocean pictures

Rainbow Fish-

Tissue paper painting-students given outline of fish. The fish is covered up with different color scraps of tissue paper. The tissue paper is painted over with water and allowed to dry. Once dry the paper falls off and the fish is brightly colored. A tinfoil scale can be added.

Octopus hat

ocean in a jar

blue colored water will be added to babyfood jars along with gold glitter (sand) and sea shells.

Dramatic Play

Beach trip

Provide beach towels, sunglasses, sand toys, small cooler

Music

Fish Story

Did you ever see a fishie?

Five Little Fishies swimming in the pool

Five Little Fishies swimming in the sea

The sharks in the ocean