We started the class by listening to the stories that Anna and CJ wrote about sea turtles. Then we got out a worksheet from the week before to help us remember the ocean zones we learned about. We used light blue, dark blue and black paper to represent the sunlight, twilight and midnight zones. Each child was given some plastic sea creatures and asked to think about what zone they would live in. We placed all our plastic animals on the paper representing the zone they spend most of their time in.
We read a book about the crazy creatures that live in the deepest parts of the ocean called “Way Down Deep” by Patricia Demuth. The book explained a little about how scientists are able to learn about deep sea life.
- We came up for air by reading a book about tide pools. We enjoyed the fun rhymes of “In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails and Salty Tails” by Anthony Fredericks. We made a model tide pool by using the shells and bits of coral we brought in as well as some rocks and plastic creatures. We did a worksheet about tide pools to put in our notebooks. We finished the day by playing with the plastic sea creatures.