As we wrap up our ocean unit (and the year) I had the students do some research. This was so easy for me to organize and so enjoyable for the kids, that I thought it was worth sharing.
I gathered up all the ocean books I could find and the kids and I sorted them into creature categories. If we had two or more books per creature then that was an animal I let them research. They kids broke off into groups based on their own interests and looked at books about octopuses, sea otters, fish, eels, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles.
The next day they worked with their group to write, \”I can ….\”. They tried to fill their page with as many facts as possible.
The kids did an amazing job! They learned lots about their animal and had the opportunity to help each other read, write and find facts.
I was very proud of them!
Next week I\’m going to have each group present their information.
Earlier in the week we had a visit from this handsome fella.
Inca Warrior is a very gentle llama. He\’s owned by the Grandpa of one of my students.