Ocean Adventures

Class # 12   Grades: 2- 3

Class Overview

Have a “whale” of a time fishing for exciting underwater facts and fun! Map the oceans, learn about waves, tides, and ocean critters through hands-on activities, experiments, computers, books, and videos. Go under the sea with your new friends to investigate various mammals, fish, invertebrates, and crustaceans! Do you like art projects? Each day we will do a craft activity that is sure to make you dance in your flippers! Our extended days include a trip to the Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America (with a Behind-The-Scenes Tour) and a second trip to the MN Zoo where we will play in Discovery Bay, visit the Tropics Aquarium, and see the new Hawaiian Monk Seals. We will also watch a 3-D movie, “Under the Sea,” at the IMAX Theater next door.

Teachers

Carrie Thoreson

Carrie Thoreson teaches third grade math and science at Sand Creek Elementary in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. She has been both a classroom teacher and a specialist working with high ability children in grades 1-6 for over sixteen years.

Michelle Gilsrud

Michelle Gilsrud has worked in the Anoka-Hennepin School District for 20 years. She is currently a Talent Development teacher for grades one through five.  During the summer, she loves to travel—especially to locations near the ocean. She has developed a fascination with life under the sea.

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Additional Info

NOTE: Two sections are offered of this class, #14 and #15. Students can expect to be placed in either section, but should register for course #14.

NOTE: Ms. Gilsrud & Ms. Thoreson are looking forward to their fifth year with Summer Academy and work closely to ensure that the two sections will be alike in content and activities. Field trips will be taken together. If only one section fills, Ms. Gilsrud will teach it.

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