Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oceans of Fun

We are going to be fully immersed in OCEAN fun this week.  I'm excited about this week because the kids LOVE making sharks and whales and all those other fun crafts we squeeze into the week.  (I'm also excited that I am almost to 100 followers.)  :)  Our district uses the Treasures Reading Series so most of the following activities work with Unit 9 - Week 2 of that series.  Even if you don't use this series, you can probably work these into your ocean unit in some way or another.

I always send home a newsletter on the first day of the week.  My parents love this because it keeps them organized.  Click the picture below to see this week's Newsletter.
Ocean Week Newsletter  :)

My kids LOVE doing any activity that requires using a magnifying glass.  I made these sheets last year to review color words and HFWs.  I usually cut apart into squares and have them pull them out of a mini fish bowl.  This year I decided to just laminate the whole sheet and give each child his/her own sheet to investigate.  This works MUCH better with this group.  This activity ca be differentiated by having groups write WORD OLY or a SENTENCE USING THE WORD  Click below on each image to get your free copy!
Recording sheet for writing words only
Recording sheet to write a sentence using the word found


Find the HFW
Ocean Story Writing Page
Oceans of Fun WORD WALL

Write a Sentence using the HFWs-of-the-Week

Letter Writing Practice - D'Nealian
Letter Writing Practice - Zaner Bloser
Oceans of Fun Math Review for Patterns, Missing Number, and Subtraction

I know this was a long post.  Hope you found something that you can use in your classroom or home!  As always - please leave a comment and let me know which things you love OR a fun ocean activity that you do in your classroom.  Have a great week!

*All clip art and most fonts are from the DJ Inkers collection.  LOVE all her things!