Ok, I admit it. I’ve been on an ocean theme kick lately, guess I’m trying to hold on to the last bit of summer before school starts:)
Here are some ocean themed Freebies my K team or I created, enjoy!
I used this flow map activity with my students at the end of last year when we watched Finding Nemo. We were working on comprehension skills;)
These mini-books were created as an extension activity for the book, In the Big Blue Sea by Chyng Feng Sun. It is part of the HM Reading program for theme 2, which focuses on color words. You do not have to read the book in order to use these mini-books, they are for practicing color words. But if you can find the book, the kids will have a lot of fun with it. There are three levels for differentiated groups.
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My Ocean Friends Alphabet Freebie
I have some other resources, including ocean themed at TEACHERS NOTEBOOK and TpT, thanks for looking:)
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What would summer be, or any time of year for that matter, without ice cream! July is National Ice Cream Month, designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in July.
How will you be celebrating?
I made this calendar set to enjoy one of my favorite treats all year long.
click on the image to download the calendar set
Ever wonder just how your favorite ice cream is made? Check out this article on How Things Work to find out:
Are you traveling this summer? Be sure to stop by one of these famous ice cream factories for a tour, and maybe a sample too!
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Make your own ice cream in a bag; chemistry has never been this fun or yummy!
Here are some of my favorite books about ice cream:
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.
All except one,
And that’s little Ann,
For she crept under
The frying pan.
Spring is a wonderful time of year for a study of insects. I have to admit that creepy crawlies are not my favorite thing but in the interest of science education, I endure…lol Ladybugs are a favorite with my students, and they are a very helpful insect! Here are a few resources I created with a ladybug theme, and some additional links and resources as well.
Our new reading theme begins this week, a study of spring, seasons and weather. And what better way to celebrate than by reading the children’s book SPRING IS HERE by Taro Gomi? This wonderful story with it’s simple, yet beautifully expressive text and illustrations.
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons. The reader experiences the story through the eyes of a calf.
I created a couple of reading responses for my K class. We are working on story sequence so they will be responding with flow maps.
This flow map reinforces the symbols and cycle of the seasons.
Welcome to my new site, I will be adding resources soon. My goal is to provide materials and ideas that add novelty and excitement to learning. Learning should be a magical journey filled with wonder, with the ultimate goal to instill a life-long love of learning. I hope that my ideas & materials help along that path.