We started our nonfiction research on the "Great White" shark! (and yes, it does happen to be MY favorite, but they love sharks too)! Today we read a National Geographic for Kids: Sharks which they LOVED!! It's a great nonfiction resource for kids K-2. They have different levels (1-3) which go from easiest to harder. Today we learned A LOT about the Great White shark. Ask your child for a fact or two!
We learned about the different parts of a shark and how they help them in the water, find prey and survive. We labeled a diagram of a shark. We also completed a fact prompting sheet: Can Have Are (shown above) and filled in what sharks can do, what they have and what are they based on the facts we read.
We also used this information to compare the average to Katharine's size and weight! She's at the small end of length and average weight. I lined up kids on the floor to show how long a Great White can be on average. They were quite shocked! ha ha! We will continue to learn about Great Whites and their habitat, how they get food (cool videos on breaching), their teeth, cartilage (we talked about that today). This study will continue into next week where they will practice with me writing nonfiction research using the facts they collected.