Saturday, March 19, 2011

Science - Week 4 - Oceans and Whales

Activities to go with Pages 31 - 34:

Orca print out

Orca Connect the Dots

Beluga Whale Print Out

Beluga Whale Connect the Dots

Narwhal Print Out

Narwhal Connect the Dots

Sperm Whale Print Out

Activities to go with pages 35-38:

Krill print out

Gray Whale print out

Right Whale print out

Humpback whale print out

Humpback whale word search

We also visited this website with fun interactive pictures and information about the ocean and creatures that live in it: Deep Sea Strangers

Thematic Units

I am so excited! I am working on so many thematic units right now, and I can't wait to share with everyone. I am working on a thematic unit about gardens for grade 3, a unit on rainbows for K-1st grade, and I have finished up (on paper) my Little House in the Big Woods unit and Science units so now we just have to physically do the activities so we have pictures and post them on here! Exciting, isn't it?

I thought I would post some book lists so that you can go ahead and get the books you need for the units you are interested in (Especially for you library-goers, those waiting lists can be killer!)

Books for Little House in the Big Woods:

Sugaring Season: Making Maple Syrup (Photo Books) for Chapter 7

for Chapter 8

Chickens on a Farm by Abbie Mercer

Pigs on a Farm by Abbier Mercer

Farm Animals. Pigs. by Cicilia Minden

for Chapter 9

for Chapter 10

for Chapter 11

Books Needed for the Science


Books Needed for the Garden Unit Study:
(I may still add to this one)

for art, language arts, math, etc.

For science:

The Books for the Rainbow Unit Study:
(I haven't decided on my LA book for this unit yet, so I will definitely be adding more to this one as I progress)


For the last 3 books I am only using a few pages of each book. There is a lot more about rainbows out there then I had imagined!

for math, and I am considering whether or not the following book would be age (and topic) appropriate for social studies and haven't really decided yet.