It’s Shark Week in First Grade {With a freebie to take a bite out of}

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers have come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!


Common Core fun can be had by all when we pull out some non-fiction books and let the kids just devour them. As the kids are flipping through, I take a few moments to pause and discuss the text features such as: headings, captions, labels, tables of contents, and glossaries! 


After exploring for no more than 7 minutes we engage our minds and school supplies to label the shark.  While doing this, I can teach them and they can teach each other SO SO SO much about sharks.  I like it best when it comes from them.

Do your students love sharks and all manner of ocean life- Mine are insane for label and write activities- This freebie freaturing sharks is sure to please-smaller-

After we explore, label, and discuss we should have lots in our brains to write about!  If this all sounds fun to you, grab this freebie and go for it!

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After we write we watch the movie and see if we can learn just one more thing and we add it to our writing!


This You Tube video is so cute with a song that will get stuck in your head! The song is called “I’m a Shark”. The kids sing along and I about die with giggles listening to them copy the Aussie accent from the video.

So darn darling!!!


Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th