Ocean lessons: Sea turtles.

Here's the aquarium that's pinned to the wall. I imagine we are going to need more blue paper - water - as we study more things.

Here’s the aquarium that’s pinned to the wall. I imagine we are going to need more blue paper – water – as we study more things.

The lesson on sea turtles was not that big of a success. The kids didn’t find them that fascinating and were not into participating in the project, but here’s the lesson anyways:

First, we got onto National Geographic for Kids and looked at their sea turtle page. The kids loved the picture of the green sea turtle, but didn’t like the other turtles as much. Abby said, “Why not green,” about the brown sea turtles. My ever articulate son said, “They look like the color of poop.” Lovely description. But we looked around and learned about them.

I found a sea turtle coloring page by googling, “Sea turtle coloring page.” They colored while I read the facts of the green sea turtle off the Internet. Then we looked at more pictures of the turtles’ shells and I said, “Look, their shells have shapes on them.” We started naming shapes on the shells.

Then I handed the kids cut out sea turtles to draw their own shells on. Abby simply scribbled, Nicholas tried making a shell with shapes. Then we stuck them on our aquarium wall.

Our word practices for the day were: leaf, herbivore, turtle, shell, and shape.

We are in review mode for math because I picked up a 2nd grade math book and we are going to start that next week. So we reviewed addition facts 1-5.

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