I modified some of the activities for my first grade and included art and technology.
Be introduced to the non-fiction genre.
Research and learn about different kinds of sea animals.
Choose one sea animals and create a slide show using Kidpix.
Students used Kidpix to create a slide show of their sea animals. They used the Kidpix program to create a title page, a diagram of the sea animal, and a written piece about the sea animal.
Students were assessed by teacher observation on their research and the on-going activities. Students needed to understand the technology used in our non-fiction study. Students needed to label parts of the animals on diagrams.
As part of the unit, students went on trips and experienced hands-on activities to help them with their research. Students took both a self-guided tour of the New York Aquarium and attended a students' workshop on sharks. Students had fun when working on their slide shows and took pride in their finished projects.
Student Work Samples
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