As the school year is coming to a close, I am beginning to break out some summer themes! This week we talked all about fish, as a segue into next week’s “Under the Sea” theme. Here are some of my favorite things from the week:
1. Books: The Rainbow Fish and The Pout-Pout Fish
The Rainbow Fish is a classic, as far as I am concerned. This book teaches a social skills lesson that fits for everyone- sharing with friends is not only a good thing to do, but also makes you happy! This book also helped teach colors, and some ocean animals. Some of my kids used pictures to retell this story and share the message with others.
The Pout-Pout Fish is a story that is new to me this year. I found this book at the library and will definitely be using it again. This book was great for talking about feelings. It also incorporates repetition.
2. Rainbow Fish Craft
After reading The Rainbow Fish, my students colored in a “fish” template in all different colors. We added a piece of aluminum foil to create the shiny scale. This was a hit! The fish template came from this website. Of course, we worked in our speech and language targets during coloring breaks!
3. Fishing Game
This is not the exact game that we have, but is the same idea. Fishing games are lots of fun and can easily incorporate different targets. The best part is, even if you don’t have a game, they are so easy to make! Attach paper clips to anything (e.g., artic cards, pictures, etc.) and just use a magnet to pick it up. I forgot the magnet wands one day and it was just as fun to fish with our hands!
Coming soon– “Under the Sea” activities and ideas for summer homework packets!