We made a big splash this month by suiting up for a trip into the deep! Throughout the year we showed an increasing interest in creatures, currents, coasts, and all things aquatic! This was the perfect time to dive right into an ocean theme complete with animal, seashell, reef, current, and coral concepts. We reached all areas of science, literacy, math, and social studies. We SHORE are experts now!
We started off the month playing, singing, dramatizing, and creating our favorite sea creatures. Things got even deeper when we explored some species we had no idea even existed thanks to an expansive sea study. We crafted and created our own creatures using modeling clay and reference pictures. I was so happy to see some students taking on some challenging and unusual lurkers from the midnight zone!
The sensory bin turned us into marine biologists as we explored the ocean floor! We didn’t expect to find our names drifting about on seashells! We worked independently to spell out our names as well as other inventive ocean words. How cool to have a touch tank at school!
We shelled out our attention during our seashell week where we classified, graphed, fossilized, and categorized! We even held a real starfish that had washed ashore on the beach!
We set our sights on the outrageously colorful and immensely interesting coral reef. The plant life, animal influx, and breathtaking scenes were something we couldn’t wait to recreate! We learned all about habitats and even customized our own by picking and choosing the animals who resided in them!
We came up for air a few times this month in celebration of making May memories! We held our annual Garden Social, took trips to the ice cream shop and Transit Garden, saved the day as Superheroes, as well as paid tribute to our Mommies on Mother’s Day.
What an incredible month! See you all next time in June!