Shark Lapbook

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It all started when Big Brother and I picked up The Great Shark Escape, a Magic School Bus chapter book, from a used book sale.  And I could kick myself now for not buying the others that I saw!  It's been a fun book to read-aloud.  And I just love that within this story is factual information, too!  It isn't some completely made up story, but we are learning some very interesting information about sharks!

I then talked Big Brother into putting together a Shark Lapbook ; )  I found a free one at Homeschool Share and picked up some extra books from the library and we put together our own little unit! And I didn't get a picture of it open, but for the "Where to Sharks Live" pocket, I used the Oceans of the World copywork printable from, Learn Create Love.

Smell blood
Have gills
Are fish
Rush (swims fast)
Killer
(enter music from "Jaws"...)
ha!

Other books we read...

I googled the Shark Food Chain image...
 We gathered a lot of facts about sharks-- more than I wanted to know ; )

To add in some language arts, we worked on the /ar/ sound as in "shark" and "car."  I found blank fish and shark 'game' cards on a blog and then wrote words with the /ar/ sound on each fish.  We took turns picking a fish out of the bag and reading the word.  BUT, if we caught a shark, we had to throw our cards back in the bag!

If you are a Magic School Bus fan, I highly recommend the chapter book series!  I'll have to keep my eye out for more when out and about...

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