Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ocean Theme Lesson Plans and Activities

Ocean Theme Lesson Plans and Activities

One of my favorite books to read is "Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister. It is one of the most worthwhile books to read to young children. The value of sharing and friendship is is clearly conveyed in this book. Click on the book title to read more reviews about the book. Not only is this a valuable book to read in conjunction with personal development but it certainly offers extended learning opportunities. After reading and discussing the wonderful pictures and message in the book, a predictable chart story could be used for shared reading.
Rainbow Fish learns to share.
He shares his scale with a blue fish.
He shares his scale with a red fish.
He shares his scale with a green fish.
He shares his scale with an orange fish.
He shares his scale with purple fish.
He shares his scale with yellow fish.
Sharing makes him feel happy!

In the members' area of my sister site you will find the pictures to accompany the print and a follow-up craft activity using bingo markers. Click on this link for more information Kindergarten and Preschool Activities.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful ideas and lessons you offer...they are great.
I wanted to add one song to this lesson.
I had to do a mini lesson on whales and I got the book "Baby Beluga" by Raffi and we read the book and then sang the song along with my co-teacher who played the guitar...the kids loved and learned alot about the beluga whale. I still catch them singing it from time to time.