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The Ocean Lesson

My name is ____________. Today is ____________, July ___, 2012. It is _____ degrees, _________, and _________. What are going to do today? ___________________. What should I wear? ____________________. Where will we be? _________________. Who will join in?_________________. When will this happen?___________________.

Day
Monday

Words
Water, Sea, Ocean, Waves, Vast, Sand, Blue, Green

Number
2

Animal(s)
What lives in the ocean? Fishes, Crustaceans, Octopi, Jellyfish, Sea Stars, Turtles, Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Walruses, Seagulls, Coral, Seaweed, Algae

Rhymes

Activity/Project

Tuesday

Fish, School, Fins, Gills, Scales

Angel Fish, Clownfish, Flounder, Tuna,

Watch ocean videos and listen to ocean sounds. Ocean in a bottle Goldfish, goldfish, who do you see? I see activity: 1 clear plastic bottle, 3/4 full of water, 2 drops green food coloring, a......swimming with me lobster..... 4 drops blue food coloring, fill close to starfish shark dolphin octopus hermit crab whale and I end with ...lots of fish top with vegetable oil, add small shells, dollar-store small fish toys, swimming with me. There was a little turtle who lived in the some blue/green glitter, add some sea. She swam in the waves, she layed glue to the rings in the top to seal closed, and shake. eggs on the beach. She snapped at a fish, she snapped at an eel, she snapped at an squid and she snapped at me. She Paper Aquarium: 1 sheet light blue caught the fish, she caught the eel, she construction paper, 1 contrasting contruction paper frame (cut out the caught the squid, but she didn't catch me! Five center, glue light blue paper to back little fishies swimming at the store, one of frame, fish cut from different colors was bought and then there were four! of construction paper and numbered, Four little fishies swimming by me, one glue in place. Watch cephalopod video, Felt story board with sea creatures. Paper Bowl Jellyfish: Tear tissue paper into long strands; cut long strips of thin ribbon, paint or color bowl and add 2 eyes, tape of glue the tissue paper and ribbon to the center of the inside of the bowl.

Wednesday

Camoflage, Defend, Ink

was bought and then there were three! Octopus, Squid, Cuddlefish, Three little fishies swimming by you, one Seastar, Seahorse, Eel was bought and then there were two! Two little fishies swimmin' for fun, one was bought and then there was one! One little fishy swimmin' all alone, I bought him and took him home!

Day
Thursday

Words
Ocean Mamals, Teeth, Blow Hole, Dive

Number
2

Animal(s)
Shark, Dolphin, Whale, Seal, Walrus, Polar Bear, Seagull

Rhymes

Activity/Project
Paper Plate Shark Jaws: Fold plate in half cut teeth cut out center in sharp zig-zagging pattern. Put plastic sea creatures and water in a tub and let the kiddo play. Color ocean coloring pages.

Friday

Reef, Coral, Crustaceans, Bottom Feeders

Sea Anenome, Urchins, Coral, Barnacles, Sea Worms, Shrimp, Lobsters, Crabs, Seaweed, Algae

Match ocean word picture cards from this site http://prekinders.com/wordcards/oce an-word-cards-small.pdf

Items Needed for Lesson Plan clear plastic bottle, water, oil, blue and green food coloring, glitter, shells, sea creatures, coloring pages, print-outs, various colors of construction paper, paper plate, paper bowl, tissue paper, ribbon, plastic sea creatures, glue, scissors, paint, markers, googly eyes, free printable worksheets and coloring pages from: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/animals/ocean/ and http://www.coloring-pages-kids.com/coloring-pages/animalcoloring-pages/ocean-animals-coloring-pages/ocean-animals-coloring-pages-gallery.php, Helpful Videos Pre-K Ocean Theme Video Playlist (12) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCE70183BABCDA4FC http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/ocean/animaloceanmovie.htm Online Games Ocean Animal Indentification http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/ocean/animaloceangame.htm Create on Animal Ocean Scene http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/ocean/animaloceancreate.htm Counting Ocean Animals http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/ocean/animaloceanfindcountgame.htm http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/quizzes/kidscorner/animal_games_water_surface_btn What kind of Animal is This? _large.html

Songs The hand movements are simple, for the slippery fish just put your two hands together, prayer style, and glide them thru the air. Jelly fish, hook your thumbs and let your fingers be the tentacles. Tuna fish is your two hands, fingertips touching, to give the impression of a bigger fish, Great White, flat palms at right angels and enoromous whale, whole arm in opening and shutting motion - Each time a fish is eaten, you need to make the noises, and movements and go on with the song, until the end, when the whale burps and says... Excuse Me! Slippery fish, slippery fish swimming in the water A slippery fish, a slippery fish Gulp, gulp OH NO! He's been eaten by a Jellyfish, a jelly fish swimming in the water A jelly fish, a jelly fish gulp, gulp OH NO! He's been eaten by a Tuna fish, a tuna fish swimming in the water A tuna fish, a tuna fish gulp, gulp OH NO! He's been eaten by a Great White Shark, a great white shark swimming in the water A great white shark, a great white shark gulp, gulp, gulp OH NO! He's been eaten by an Enormous Whale, an enormous whale Spouting in the water Enormous Whale, enormous whale Gulp, gulp, BURP! Excuse ME! Five little fishes (hold up five fingers) swimming in the sea (one hand to be fish swimming side to side) teasing Mr. shark (hands by head, thumbs in ears, wiggle back and forth) "can't catch me" (shake index finger) along came Mr. shark (two hands together prayer style swimming back and forth) quiet as can be, (hold index finger to lips) snap, snap, snap (clap hands together like a shark's mouth) now there's four little fishes swimming in the sea (hold up four fingers) count down one fish at a time and then at the end of one little fishie swimming in the sea, instead of no more fishes you sing... "now Mr. shark said I'm full" (rubbing tummy). "I'm a Little Fishy" Tune of "I'm a little tea pot" I'm a little fishy, watch me swim Here is my tail, here is my fin, When I want to have fun with my friends, I wiggle my tail an dive right in! Books Captain Barnacle's Aquarium, Miller, Edward I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean, Sherry, , Kevin Spashy Fins, Flashy Skins: Deep Sea Rhymes to Make you Grin, Copeland, Cynthia The Seashore Book, Zolotow, Charlotte Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Sea, Bang, Molly What Can Live in the Ocean, Anderson, Sheila W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet, Smith, Marie