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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!

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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! 

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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!

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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!!!

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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

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this freebie - I am going to have fun having a shark themed week :)
    The Almost Their Height Teacher

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  2. Love all these shark themed activities and ideas! Thank you.

    Christina Marie :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  3. Katie, I love everything you do :) Love your activity.. thank you so much!


    Laura Love to Teach

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  4. Super fun freebie! LOVE the video to go along with it!! Thanks!!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  5. Annnd now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all night :) What a great freebie for teaching text features. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up with me this week, Katie!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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