We are continuing to work on our mini ocean unit. Take a look at the fish we made using our hand prints! It was a little ticklish painting our hands but they turned out really well. We worked with shapes to make the striped fish. Lots of circles, triangles, rectangles, and so on. We made two hand print fish. We used one for our fishy quilt. The other one we used for this….
We watched the story Swimmy by Leo Lionni! In the story, Swimmy works with other little fish who are in danger of being eaten by some big fish to create the illusion of an even bigger fish. Swimmy becomes the eye of the fish and the other little fish form the body of the fish by swimming in formation. The big fish run away in fright!
We have also been compiling an ocean folder! We did a research report about whales and found out about a lot of cool facts. Did you know that the blue whale is even noisier than a jet engine! We sorted all the facts into four different categories. There were About the Blue Whale, About the Babies, What They Eat and Cool Facts!
We have been watching some amazing videos about dolphins, whales and ocean life on the National Geographic Kids site. We love the one about the dolphins herding their dinner. Check it out! It is called Dolphin Dinner. I have added a link called National Geographic Kids Videos on the WIKI that gets you to the kid’s video site. Then you can put dolphin dinner in the search section and find the awesome videos. There are a lot of fun animal videos on that site!
Lots of fishy fun!
It was fun to see Chris Hadfield on the cover of the MacLeans magazine and an article about the Deep Sea Challenge expedition on the cover of the National Geographic magazine last week! So neat that we had the opportunity to learn about them and then see them on the cover of some magazines! If you haven’t already seen the cool stuff we learned, check out the blog posts called Wacky Water Fun – Space Age Style! and Deep Sea Fun!
Lots of fun!