March 8-12

This week was fish week! We started off the week by discussing the difference between an ocean and a lake. In a lake, we can find algae, sunfish, walleye, lily pads, and leeches. In the ocean, you can find jellyfish, sharks, whales, sea horses, and dolphins. We talked about the fact that an ocean has salt water and a lake has fresh water. We also learned some fish facts. Fish are cold-blooded, have backbones, and breathe through gills. They have scales on the outside to protect their bodies and they swim by moving their fins. We used our fish knowledge to create a fish bowl full of fish facts. We also wrote a descriptive story which we turned into a class book. We started out by drawing a picture of a make-believe fish. Then we wrote sentences that told what our fish looked like. Throughout the week we did several different art projects. We created a fish bowl with fish and sparkly rainbow fish.