classroom theme ocean

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by shemarie, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. shemarie

    shemarie New Member

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    Jul 14, 2008

    Hello Everyone,

    I will be teaching fifth grade this year. I have taught K-5 for three years so this will be a major jump for me. I am very excited about this new opportunity.

    Our school will be having an ocean theme this year. Does anyone have any ideas to go with this?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. LionPride

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    Congrats on the jump! I just love fifth grade. What kinds of ideas are you looking for?
    Where in SC are you?
     
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    ocean theme

    I am in Spartanburg. I will be teaching ELA and Social Studies so I was looking for something with an ocean theme related to these subjects.
     
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    I know that the areas of the ocean are taught (coastal zone, open water etc) along with the ocean floor.

    I teach those subject too.

    Good luck trying to find a theme.
     
  6. i_teach_5th

    i_teach_5th Rookie

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    I believe you can have fun in this type of thematic unit.

    You can incorporate the following:

    Marine Life-crustaseans, fish, mammals, bottom feeders, etc.
    Ocean Water-Salinity, types of waves, causes of waves, temperature, tsunamis, etc.
    Water cycle

    Just a few thoughts..please let me know how this unit works out for you...I am thinking about a short unit on oceanography this year..
     
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    heatherlynn444 Rookie

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    i have a good idea for a banner, I am doing this. "welcome back to "school"" and having a fish with each childs name on it.
     
  8. runsw/scissors

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    We cover the European explorers to the New World in 5th. I can see a great BB forming with the a saying like Explore New Worlds (Oceans, Seas) in 5th Grade (shemarie's class). Then put their names or topics of study on the sails of ships sailing on an ocean. I got the ships in a shaped notepad so i know they are out there!
     

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