Monday, July 29, 2013

Beach and Ocean Unit Study - Poppins Book Nook July

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We are having lots of fun with the Poppins Book Nook blog series. This month's theme was BEACH/OCEAN. We used several books for this unt! Below you will find the books we have been using, videos we have been watching, resources we have used and crafts we have made.

Our first unit study for our new homeschool year which will be starting mid August is going to be be a seashell, ocean, beach theme. However since the theme this month for the Poppins Book Nook was beach/ocean we got started a little early with some fun crafty projects. Many of the other things below we will be utilizing next month.

We will be using all these books for our unit study. We only read 2 of them so far The Shell Book and the Eyewitness Seashore book.

Learning On The Road:
We have been to the beach twice this year and that is what sparked an interest to learn more about the beach and ocean. The kids learned about (yes we totally learned on vacation) and explored so many wonderful things on our two trips but they wanted to learn more so they recommended we do a unit study. Be sure to check out our trip to Panama City and Hunting Island State Park there are lots of great photos and a video of some jellyfish we played with.

-My beach and ocean Pinterest board
-Homeschool Share Hello Ocean Lapbook check out these ideas too on Homeschool Share
-Seashells speedy lapbook on Currclick - $1.00
-Seashells! A Fun Study! on Currclick - $1.00 beach worksheets and ocean worksheets
-Ocean notebooking pages
-Discovery Education Ocean Exploration lesson plans for various grade levels
-Ocean unit study with lots of great links
-New Bee Homeschool shares some fun resources and crafts
-Free notebooking pages for beach and ocean (must create free account)

Hands On Projects:We made two fun crafty projects this month to kick off our unit study. First we made anklets using the small shells we found on our beach trips.

Materials:-Clear stretchy cord
-Seashells with small holes

What to do:This one is really simple just string beads and shells onto stretchy cord (tie a knot on one end so the beads and shells don't slide off. When you are done tie the ends together.

Next the kids painted some of the large white shells we found. These are going to be a decoration for the kids bathroom in the new house which is going to be beach themed.

-Large white shells

What to do:
Another quick and simple project. Simply have the kids paint whatever they want on the shells. Then let them dry. My kids choose to paint sea creatures on theirs including a starfish, crab and dolphin.

YouTube Videos:
Check out these videos about the beach and ocean on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe more videos may be added next month when we start our unit study,

Here is a list of the wonderful bloggers participating in the Poppins Book Nook be sure to visit them for more fun Ocean/Beach themed ideas:


Ashley Moore said...

Looks like you all found a ton of great books! Love the little ankle bracelets too!

Jodie Rodriguez said...

I'm ready to collect some shells!

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