I'm linking up with Deanna Jump's Book Talk Tuesday to discuss the book Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes. I went to Myrtle Beach in July with my husband and thought it would be really cool to collect some seashells for the classroom. I also purchased a collection of shells from a seaside shop - I think they were about $8. I already have magnifiers in the classroom, and I was thinking this could make a really fabulous science lesson. The kids can sort them by kind, size, or color as well as make observations about their favorite shells and how they are alike and different.
I did a previous blog post about the beach last year, and it includes some freebies if you want to take a look.
Earlier this summer I made an Ocean ABC Bingo game and a Warm Weather Writing Folders package that includes a beautiful folder with beach words.
I'd love to hear about your summer vacations, beach or otherwise, if you'd like to leave me a comment below. :)