Dolphin Tale

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Sometimes, we jump on learning ideas and other times I let a topic build a bit. After we watched, and loved, Dolphin Tale together I knew this would be a great topic to explore further. I started a secret dolphin collection to bring out on a winter day…many of these books I already had in my teacher library. I did order a couple new books and couldn’t resist the tattoos.

We had been using the Clearwater Marine Aquarium website to visit Winter on the webcam and also play the games. http://www.seewinter.com/winter/media/webcam-3 Then one cold day at the end of winter, I laid it all out on the table for them to discover. They spent a good hour reading the books and we somehow started looking up dolphins who can paint on youtube.

Which lead to a painting session like a dolphin…

and turning them into cards. The kids each wrote a letter to Winter.  I’m not sure if we’ll hear anything back, but it was a perfect morning in our jammies… learning, reading, painting, and writing. A winter’s tale of our own.

-Shelisa

PS. You can see a painting made by Winter right here! 

 

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  1. […] A week later, we all watched A Dolphin Tale. What a great story! The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter lives, has a fun website, including a LIVE webcam to see Winter!  I’m seeing a Winter themed snow day in our future….stay tuned. Then we dove into some dolphin books and wrote Winter a very special card. Check it out.  […]

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