Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ocean Animal Invertebrates

I finally finished by first unit!!! It is focused on common core writing standard W.1.2 for first grade.  It also has elements of science and art.  The unit is about three ocean animal invertebrates: squid, jellyfish, and the octopus.  Included for each animal is a nonfiction reader, parts of a (squid) diagram, graphic organizer, 2 writing planners, 2 options for writing paper, and a super cute art project!  LOTS of reproducibles.
 I made this anchor chart to go along with this unit.  There is a reproducible graphic organizer llike this included for each animal.
Anyone heard of the Come With Me Science Series by Pat Perea?  It's an oldie but a goodie!  It has some adorable science songs that I teach my students every year and it goes perfectly with my ocean invertebrates unit. I made this anchor chart for the squid song.  Students love it! 


  1. I bought and downloaded mine. So cute Laura. We are going to be using this to get ready for our field trip to the aquarium!

    First Upon A Time

  2. This unit looks great! Welcome to "Blog Land"! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  3. This unit is super cute! :) I'm your newest follower. - Thanks for following my blog and leaving a comment. :) Next year, I'm switching from second grade to first grade - excited to share ideas with you! :)

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

  4. Looks great Laura....can't wait to use it!!! :-)

  5. Laura, this product looks adorable. I went to your store on TPT and downloaded your free Alice In Wonderland graphing activity = oh so cute! I am your newest follower.
    - Susan
    3rd Grade Grapevine

  6. Wow! It looks great! I need to check it out on your TpT store.

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    WILD About First Grade!

  7. I gave your blog a shout out today!


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  8. Super cute! I am your newest follower. Come visit my blog sometime! :)
    Hello Mrs Sykes

  9. Thanks everyone! Can't wait to visit all your blogs :)

  10. Found this unit on Pinterest. Is it still available in your store?

    1. Hi Ms. Webber! I'm currently in the process of updating this unit, so I have it inactivated in my store. I am switching out the graphics for real life photos in each of the non fiction readers and doing a few other updates. I should be finished with it soon though! If you would like to be notified when it is reactivated, follow me on TpT and check your TpT inbox when you see that you have a new notification. I will send out a notification to my followers when I have it all updated. Thank you for your interest, it's a really fun unit!

  11. Awesome! We visit the Academy of Sciences and study some of the live animals they will see. We love to do jellyfish but there isn't much out there. I was so excited when I found your unit! I will keep an eye out! Thanks