Oops! Did I spoil the ending? Nah! That's not quite where the story stops. Seriously. Go read it!
This student decided to make a bold fashion statement with his squid hat by wearing it upside down. He can pull this look off, don't you think?
Here are photos from last week's class. Note the lack of swimsuits and dog tags.
Last week we read Out of the Ocean, by Debra Frasier. It's a really awesome "realistic fiction" book I guess is how you would classify it. It's a story, but it's full of cool info and photographs. It worked great in this unit. I wasn't sure how receptive the students would be to it, but they liked it a lot. The photographs in the illustrations seemed to really intrigue them.
I was so impressed with the details my students remembered from each story and activity this month. I had one student mention the big Tuna Fish from Swimmy while we were discussing the various sizes of sea creatures in I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean. And just about everybody remembered specifically what treasure they found in our "ocean" during last week's lesson.