Beach Unit- Great for any Primary Classroom but also great for ESL learners. Includes LA activities, Math, Science and Social Studies...
This unit incorporates several GLAD strategies (Guided Language Acquisition and Design) for your ESL learners in your classroom.
Please note that this is the BEACH- this is not an OCEAN unit. I have included some animals that I see typically at the beach. I have done this unit in my classroom and my kids LOVED it! I desgined it for a 3 week unit and ended up doing most of it in a week and a half- but we were working much harder on it than I would have liked (I wanted to have a lot of it done for Open House and got sick the first week).
The unit includes teacher notes through out to let you know what I was thinking during the process. I also took lots of pictures and have included them in the packet. It includes:
Learning log cover (all items are in both black and white and in color)
KWL log sheets
KWL log sheets for the class
Observation charts (beach picture that the kids write about)
Beach pictures location map
Beach pictures individual writing pages
Vocabulary cards for your pocket chart
Pages to write vocabulary words
Sorting pages from the vocabulary pictures
Writing pages include:
What I take to the beach
What I play with at the beach
What I wear to the beach
What I see at the beach
What I make at the beach
Playing in the sand I found...
Building a sandcastle...
Something in a shell...
How to build a sandcastle writing page
8 Pages to make words with
Beach math tallies and graphs pages
More learning log pages of things they learn about the beach
Digging for information recording sheet of things they learn
Picture input charts (drawing a picture to enrich your classes vocabulary) and recording pages to go with that
Picture charts include the beach, crabs, starfish, sand dollars and turtles
3 poems (that have songs that go with them)
Art activity- Summer bucket list
Surfing through the year writing pages
Books that we read
Suggestions for technology that we used.
Classroom photos of most of this in my classroom
PLEASE BE SURE TO ALSO LOOK FOR THE BEACH PICTURE FILE CARDS AND THE LIGHTHOUSE FILE PICTURE CARDS...you can find these at the links below:
I have great picutres from this unit on my Instagram site...please check them out to see how I used this unit in my classroom. You can find me at: kellics_firstgrade. My kids LOVED this unit- I have never seen them so engaged - and for HOURS at a time!
If you would like to see some of my products that I have used in my classroom, please check out my pictures on Instagram or Facebook at: