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!
Use sea shells to help solve addition problems with sums up to 10
Use rainbow fish crackers to create simple bar graph
Sea creature cutouts in various colors and will be available for students to create patterns
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, ___
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Sea shells and a magnifying glass can be added
(teacher holds up picture cards with different sea creatures) as students move like the creature shown to ocean music.
Students will act out the story during the second read aloud of the book
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)
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.
blue colored water will be added to babyfood jars along with gold glitter (sand) and sea shells.
Provide beach towels, sunglasses, sand toys, small cooler