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Teachers Network: Adaptor Grants: Sea Life Exploration

Adapted By:
Samantha Ng

Ms. Ng has been teaching at PS 124 for ten years. She taught one year in second grade and nine years in first grade. Ms. Ng has degrees in mathematics and education from Hunter College.

P.S. 124
New York, NY



Modifications

I modified some of the activities for my first grade and included art and technology.

Instructional Objectives

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.


Technology Integration

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.

Assessment

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.

Tips for Teachers

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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