Ideas for Ocean Theme and Calendar Board

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  1. Mama P

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    Well, we just got out of school for our 'summer break' and I am already planning for the new school year!! -lol- Our theme is going to be Ocean Theme (1st and 2nd grades) and I am searching for some ideas and also I would like to 'spice up' my calendar board for next year if anyone has any pictures that would be great!! Thanks :)
     
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  3. RainStorm

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    Jellyfish, sunken treasure chest, adorable tropical fish, scuba divers.... the list goes on and on...
     
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    I did an ocean bulletin board my first year of teaching. I had a treasure chest and I just had big, colorful fish around it and put each child's name on a fish.
     
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    I love the Ocean theme too! But have never done it at the beginning of the school year. Though, I have seen a few teachers start off that way.
     
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    I'm already planning my theme and decor, too :) Here are some ideas for you:
    Small toy fishing pole as a pointer for calendar
    Netting (like those stuffed animal nets) on bulletin boards
    Life Savers as life preservers for a treat
    blow up raft as reading center
    Fish on a "stringer" to count up to 100th day
    There are so many ideas you could use. Have fun!!!!
     
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    "Welcome to a New School of Fish!" :p
     
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    When I teach my ocean unit, I bring in a small kiddie pool and place it in my classroom library. The kids love it! I add several bins (sunglasses, goggles, leis, straw beach hats, etc.) and let the kids choose 1 to wear while in the library.

    In addition to having ocean stuff at your local teacher supply store, I would check out party supply stores. My family and I dressed up in an ocean theme for a parade and we found LOTS of stuff at the party store!

    Have fun!
     
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    I have pictures from my classroom when I did the ocean theme on my website: www.clutterfreeclassroom.com. It's under the themes section. I'm also going to do a "theme's week" on my blog next week. The link is below.
     
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    The dollar stores have tons of luau/beach decorations right now and so does Oriental Trading Co.
    Last year we went "Under the Sea in ELD" and my kids made easy origami whales (http://whale.wheelock.edu/OperationHumpback/Origamiwhale7.pdf) that they colored and then I attached yarn and we hung them from the ceiling so we had a whole pod of whales swimming around us!
     
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    :yeahthat: Those origami whales are just too cute!
     
  12. teacher12345

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    you could read rainbow fish and have a buliten board of rainbow fish that the kids make.

    Some catchy phrases:
    Catch of the day...
    Smell'n fishy! (cute for mysteries unit)
    We went under the sea to see what we could see, see, see and we saw.... (writing prompt)
    While I was scuba diving I found a.... (writing prompt)

    http://heididavenport.blogspot.com/search/label/Under the Sea
     

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