The second part (FIRST PART HERE) of the our Sharks study is looking into the different types of sharks, what you need to know about each one and how they differ from each other. With this I used our Sharks Safari Toob and created matching cards for my little boy to play with (he loves matching activities!). Try to discuss the difference of each sharks basing on their physical features... my son love describing them!
PS. I included the Stingray just because it was part of the Sharks Safari Toob BUT of course, it is NOT a shark (they're cousins though LOL).
I also added fact sheets to get to know each of these sharks! And because I LOVE my readers, I am sharing this everyone! Just click the photo file below to download my FREE SHARKS MATCHING AND FACT CARDS.
And of course, don't forget to download my FREE SKIP COUNTING CARDS as well :) (Click photo for the link)
After we had our Parts of the Sharks activity we review what we have learned by putting labels on our shark picture. In this, I let him read the labels and guide him (minimal) on where to place them correctly (we use our Shark booklet in describing the parts of the shark). This is similar to our Grasshoppers activity.
And here's another activity that integrates reading, this is a printable I got from Teacher Created Resources, Inc. It's an activity sheet containing shark trivia.
For writing and spelling practice, I made this writing sheet for my son to trace. It contains the name of all the names of the sharks we have learned so far. To encourage him to write, I let him use different colors of writing pens :)
Hope you enjoyed our Shark Unit Study. My son and I had wonderful time learning about these fierce but lovable creatures :) We are wrapping up our whales and dolphins so watch out for my post. If you have a nearby ocean park that features these creatures, it would be best to pay them a visit. Oh how I wish we have them here!
We also watched shark videos of Jonathan Bird's Blue Work. These were all beautiful to watch! It's like encountering the sharks personally as well :) Check them out... he has a lot of amazing videos for online learning especially for little kiddos.
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