In May we have Open House in our school district. The second grade classrooms do a rain forest theme, so we decided to do an ocean theme unit. Students learn all about ocean life, whales, dolphins, seahorses, sea stars (starfish), sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, and many other animals. We read books together, study life cycles, write informational texts, and create a lot of fun art projects.
These pictures are from the 2015-2016 school year and every year I either change something out or add something new. This last year I added a seahorse art project into the mix. So much fun!
Some of the fun art projects we create are: aquariums with paper plates, watercolor seahorses, jellyfish, a large octopus, toilet paper roll sharks, little scuba divers with students’ names on them, sea turtles, crabs, watercolor ocean scenes, jellyfish, and Rainbow Fish.