I have recently moved to WordPress and I am still learning how to use my blog.
This is going to be my first post 😉
I want to share our end of the year with you. We have had a great end of second grade. I had a great group and I will miss them next year.
Every year our whole school does a theme. We all decorate doors and halls. Last year it was The Circus. I loved this theme. This year we did water. Each grade focused on a different thing. We chose Oceans.
This is my coworker’s door. I forgot taking my picture. But we did it together so it looked the same.
First we painted and decorated paper. The kids drew some ocean creatures while the other teacher and I used the painted paper to create shapes. We used this patterns to help them.
We also did a shark craft I found on pinterest. It was so easy that I did not give them patterns, they did on their own. I like seeing all the different faces they created.
Our end of the year trip was a night in the Aquarium. It was awesome and I loved that all my students were able to attend. I think that this was the best way to end our year together. It was a wonderful experience. I did not sleep but I enjoyed every minute.
The kids were thrilled to sleep with sharks. But before going we studied sharks.
I always try to make a cute end of the year gift that is meaningful to them, and this year I found the best one!
I bought these pencil pouches the weekend after the trip. And I saved these sharks them for two months! I also added a personalized bookmark by the Brown Bag Teacher. You can get them here, they are free.
If you are studying sharks with your students check out my other shark entries with more info and ideas.
All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!
One way I help my students get excited about learning is using technology. I try to find resources for every lesson online.
Check out some shark online resources here: Shark resources.
My Shark Week freebie is a Shark expert diploma. Just print the images (English or Spanish).
If you liked the freebie check the whole unit here:
You’ll find a a minibook and Shark expert hats.
Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th : )
My students LOOOVE sharks and next week is the perfect week to learn about sharks.
I have compiled some useful sites that will help you next week.
The first one has lots of facts and useful information:
The Shark Trust
The second one is learninggamesforkids.com
It has some shark games and videos!
You know that I am from Spain so I love when I can find Spanish resources:
Some games to learn about sharks. Who doesn’t love a memory game?
The last site has some good information too but I have linked directly with the didactic materials. You can download a pdf with tons of information and some worksheets. Everything in Spanish!
For more Shark fun check out Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies. She is having a giveaway on her blog with the Glyph Girls.
I’ll be back on Monday with a great Shark Freebie!
If you still need more shark ideas check out my Shark unit on TPT.