I am the bubble make me the sea..
Make me the sea,
Make me the sea.
Wave of the sea, dissolved in the sea
Wave of the sea, dissolved in the sea.
Oh, I am the bubble make me the sea.
The "wave of the sea", is our very last celebratory unit that we participate in our classroom.
For the past 11 years, I had started the tradition of taking the children to the Puget Sound for our all school field trip.This year was no exception. The Puget Sound is only fifteen minutes from our school.
. The children explored the Puget Sound seashore at low tide with teachers, parents, grandparents and friends.
The next day in the classroom, I wanted the children to recreate the living tide pools that they saw.
This is a two day project and begins with mixing:
3-4 cups of white flour
Enough dough to make the dough very sticky
One rectangular cardboard piece
Have the children apply the sticky flour to their cardboard
Let this dry flat in a cool space until the next day.
The next day in class we all began to look at the pictures that we had taken from our
the previous day at the beach.
The children were reminded about all the tide pools and sea life they had viewed.
I gave them their dried play dough boards and we mixed several colors of paints.
They were able to paint several textures and colors with sponges .
Textured sea stars were also added with a hot glue gun.
I think their creations came alive and very real.
Below is a chant written by Parmhansa Yogananda and is chanted by Swami Kriyananda in the 1950's
We love this chant at the Living Wisdom School. We use this song particularly during this unit and our children know it well. It is often requested to sing repeatedly.
I will leave you this evening with this beautiful chant.