At-Home Activities: Across the Oceans - Find New Creatures

March 8-12


Workshop Class Activities:

  1. Craft – Make Shell Creatures

  2. Key Points – To Catch a Fish Game

  3. Collaborative – Build a Fish

  4. Language Arts – Sea Creature Concrete Poem

  5. Math/Logic – Tempting Tentacles Math Problems

  6. Prepare for Adventure - Avoiding Scurvy

  7. Big Activity – Dissect Squid

  8. Movement - Clownfish Game


At-Home Activities

See a suggested week schedule at https://www.celebrationeducation.com/single-post/free-curriculum


Materials

  • various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to oceans such as: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Full text: https://amzn.to/2LPaFzI Stepping Stone book: https://amzn.to/395FY1V The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole https://amzn.to/3qJZTJH

  • journal or lined paper

  • ruler, yard stick, or tape measure

  • dollar and coins, as mentioned in this poem: http://www.qu-i-x.com/smart.html

  • deck of cards

  • paper for drawing a world map on

  • seashells


Reading

Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to oceans


Writing


Copywork


“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”

― Werner Herzog


“There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.”

― Dave Barry


Language arts lesson

A contraction is a word formed by putting together two words with certain letters left out. An apostrophe is used in place of the missing letters. Here are a couple videos about contractions:

• https://youtu.be/sEGPVtxesjM

• https://youtu.be/gubPH3WEurg


Writing Activity

Take a look at the creepy deep-sea creatures on this Website: https://www.livescience.com/16231-creepy-deep-sea-creatures-gallery.html


Be sure to look at all three pages. Imagine these creatures could talk. Choose two of the creatures and write a conversation that they would have. Try to use five contractions.


Journaling

Pretend you got to explore the deep ocean. Write a log entry with illustrations about what you saw on your expedition.


Math


Math Concept

We can use a ruler, yard stick, or tape measure to measure inches and feet.


Math Project

How large is a whale? Choose three different species of whale and find out how long each of them are. To compare their sizes, go to an open area. Measure out the length of the three whales. How do their sizes compare?


Math Concept

It is important to understand the values of the different coins.