Sea Shells. Literature Focus Unit Lindsey Maszk. Literature Selection. What lives in a shell? By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld Seashells by the Seashore By: Marianne Berkes Seashells, Crabs & Sea Stars By: Christiane Kunp Tibbitts Starfish By: Edith Thacher Hurd Hello Ocean By: Pam Munoz Ryan
Literature Focus Unit
The children will share their stories about their seashells during story time.
Students will perform a small play about seashells and acting out the song “The Five Little Seashells.”
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students must interview
- using poster board large seashells will be drawn and placed face down on the gym floor and 2 students will race at a time to find the most matches.
FIVE LITTLE SEASHELLSFive little seashells lying on the shore; (hold up five fingers)
Swish! went the waves, and then there were four (bend down one finger)Four little seashells, cozy as could be;
Swish! went the waves, and then there were three. (bend down one finger)Three little seashells, all pearly new;
Swish! went the waves, and then there were two (bend down one finger)Two little seashells sleeping in the sun
Swish! went the waves, and then there was one (bend down one finger)One little seashell left all alone
Whispered "SHHHHHH" as I took it home. (bend down last finger)
Lesson PlanGrade Level: KindergartenSubject Area: MathematicsMaterials Needed: By The Shore worksheet, pencil, crayons, seashellsStandards: K.1.1. Count to 20 K.3.1. Sort objects according to a given attribute; e.g., use, size, color, shape K.5.1. Identify, sort, and classify objects by one attributeObjectives: TLW practice estimation. TLW trade and sort the same types of shells. TLW count shells on worksheet and real shells.Learning Activities: 1. the teacher will pass out By The Shore worksheet and explain what estimation is. 2. Teacher will help students with estimation, then have the class actually count the shells and then color the page. 3. After class is done with the worksheet, teacher will pass out a handful of seashells to each student not counting how many they get. 4. Students will exchange seashells and sort them by type, size, and colorAssessment: Students will get a basic understanding of estimation and will learn to sort shells.