Oceans of Fun!

Before I start my post, I want to say that I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I stayed off the computer all day and just enjoyed time with my family.  We planted some flowers, fruit, and veggies plants, and I was able to even sneak in a nap.  It was wonderful!!

We are finishing up our two week Ocean Animal Unit this week.  Boy have we learned a lot about different ocean animals.

We start every day with a chit-chat message.  Here is an example:

 My students have become fantastic authors and illustrators.  Just check out some of their writing and a few directed drawings we completed.

We have been using the math centers from my Ocean Math Centers.  You can grab those {here}.

One of my favorite activities we did last week was a reading response activity with the story "The Pout-Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen.

I asked my students to complete the sentence, "To make the pout pout fish smile, I would...."  They had to also illustrate their idea.  I LOVED what they came up with.

 "give candy"                                                       "do a joke"

"make silly faces"                                         "give him a hug"

What did I tell you adorable or what??  Now I have a quick funny story to share with you.  A couple of weeks ago my class was working on persuasive writing.  I wanted to model this to my class so I chose something I was going to have to talk the hubby into letting me get or do.  I chose a pedicure.  Here is my example:

I told my class how my hubby teases me about my toes.  I also told them that it was o.k. because I tease my hubby about his toes as well.  Anyways, it must have really stuck with one particular student because look what I got as a teacher appreciation gift.

This same student also brought me these beautiful daisies.  :)

I showed him the picture of the daisies so he could see where I put them in my house.  {The water immediately turned that weird color......I think it is from the dye they use for the flowers or something.}  We decided we needed a picture together.  :)

Hope you had a fantastic teacher appreciation week and Mother's Day weekend.  


  1. That is the cutest teacher gift ever!!

    Primary Buzz

  2. The Pout-Pout Fish looks adorable! I have to see if my library has that one. I just found your blog, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

  3. Very sweet :) Love how happy he looks!

  4. Did you get the matching Pout Pout fish bag and stuffed animals at Kohls? They have the 2 books, 3 stuffed animals and the bag as the Kohls Cares for Kids thing this month at my store. They are adorable!
    The Polished Teacher