Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Learning Series: El Mar (The Sea)

Since we will be headed to the beach this summer, I decided to take a "page" out of Adriana’s "book" at My Bilingual Boys. So we have started learning about the ocean in both English and Spanish. I bought a fabulous little book from DK Publishing titled, Voyage: Ocean A full-speed-ahead tour of the oceans. We really love it because it includes a poster, fact cards and some fun stickers.

I also had the kids create a poster of an underwater scene. Here it is:

I had them use this book to help them with drawing their animals. I did not help them choose or draw the animals, so they had to rely on what they already knew about the ocean or what they have been learning in our book studies. (Which explains why there is un loro at the top of the poster! Ahem.)

And then we went through and labeled all the animals in Spanish. I have some more projects in Spanish to include using pictures that I have taken of their drawings. More on that later.

For those of you interested in doing an ocean study this summer, check out My Bilingual Boys for some more project ideas.

Also here are some of the books in Spanish and English that I have added to La Librería:

El Mundo Marino (Discovery Guides ("Ocean Worlds")) by Francesca Baines

Usamos El Agua (Mi Primer Pasa Al Mundo Real / First Step Nonfiction) (Spanish Edition) by Robin Nelson, Julia Cisneros Fitzpatrick, and Mercedes P. Castaner

Las Costas de la Tierra / Earth's Coasts (Observar La Tierra / Looking at Earth) (Spanish Edition) by Bobbie Kalman

Oceanos Y Mares/ Oceans and Seas (Spanish Edition) by Nicola Davies

Habitats Acuaticos/ Water Habitats (Introduccion a Los Habitats / Introduction to Habitats) (Spanish Edition) by Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman

Ocean (American Museum of Natural History) by Robert Dinwiddie, Philip Eales, Sue Scott, and Michael Scott

I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty: And Other Questions About the Oceans (I wonder why series) by Anita Ganeri

Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward

Exploring the Oceans: Science Activities for Kids by Anthony Fredericks and Shawn Shea

Seven Natural Wonders of the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Oceans (Seven Wonders) by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods

A Diver's Guide to Reef Life by Andrea Ferrari, Antonella Ferrari

Con mucho cariño…


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