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Hi Everyone!

We've just begun an ocean unit in my class and I have a few activities to share with you. If you click HERE you can download a free pdf file with a research sheet, 11 poems, and a science experiment.

I LOVE studying the ocean. The kids really get into it.







One of you fantastic bloggers (and for the life of me I cannot remember who!!) had a post about Graffiti notes. We did that last Friday after watching an ocean video and it was a huge hit. Here are some pics from that.






If you haven't tried Graffiti notes yet, you must! The kids talked about the ocean and its creatures constantly while they were drawing. I think it's an excellent way to encourage them to extend their thinking and vocabulary.

Have a great evening!

Oh my Goodness!! I'm sorry, but I just had to update this post 'cause I just found out I won Jennifer's Brag Tag giveaway.


Thank you very very much, Jennifer! I can hardly wait to pick out my tags :)

Jennifer has lots of great giveaways and very cute freebies, so be sure to drop by her blog (although I'm sure you already know her -- her blog is deservedly very popular :)))


First Grade Blue Skies






11 comments

  1. Thanks for the great freebie! This will be a fun project for the kids I am tutoring this summer!

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  2. Graffiti notes...very clever. Thanks for sharing!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. You're welcome Heather and Tammy!

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  3. I love the graffiti notes idea - I think my Ks could manage that : ). And thank you for the poems.

    sandi
    rubber boots and elf shoes

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  4. I love the ocean poems! Thanks for sharing! And congrats on winning the brag tags. They are super cute! Your kiddos will love them!

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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  5. I LOVE love the graffiti notes. I have a friend who was hired by United Way to take graffiti notes for them. Check it out. http://www.sayitbest.com/sketchnotes.php

    Congrats (Jealous) in the brag tags. I think I',m going to do those next year!

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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  6. Love the graffiti notes! I also forgot about an egg floating in salt water. That will go great when I teach my firsties about the Great Salt Lake. Thanks for sharing!
    Petersons-Pad

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  7. Yay!! SO happy when I saw that you were one of the winners!
    You are so sweet!!
    (love all those ocean freebies!!)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  8. Congrats on the Brag Tags!! Love them!! Thanks for all of the ocean ideas!! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  9. freebie.org is the great website and it is truly a nice way to advantage any day along with the freebies through your door.
    freebie.org.uk

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  10. Thanks for the freebies! Where did you get your cute clip art. Congrats on winning! Come check out my blog if you have a chance!

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