We read "Commotion in the Ocean" as we identified various animals. We then created our own collaborative class book, "If I Were An Animal In The Deep Blue Sea". Children dictated their favorite ocean animal and illustrated using their understanding of shapes in comparison to the ocean animal's body.
The children enjoyed fishing for letters in our water table, being sure to not catch any sharks or squid!
We LOVED getting comfy in our beach chairs or on our beach towels to read!