Exploring the Big Blue Sea

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As a culmination to their ocean unit, second-grade students at Washington Drive Primary School hosted an ocean museum to showcase their creative art projects and share their knowledge of sea creatures with parents and friends.

To kick off the unit, students learned about various sea creatures and were asked to select one sea animal to research. In the weeks to follow, students learned about the animal, wrote a report and presented their research to their teacher and classmates. In addition, students created a 3-D model of the sea creature to help visualize and explain characteristics of the animal.

During the ocean museum, students wore handmade headbands with a picture of their sea creature, displayed their projects and prepared a few facts to share about their sea creature. To the parents’ surprise, second-graders gathered in the center of the room and performed a flash mob dance to “Keep the Ocean Clean” by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders.

“This is a great way for the students to display all their hard work,” said second-grade teacher Deborah Philips.