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Shark Species

This activity went with our sh sound unit

There are over 300 shark species swimming in the world.  When learning about sharks we had to go over some of them to give Little Dragon some extra shark knowledge. 

I chose to go over 5

  1. Hammerhead
  2. Tiger
  3. Great White
  4. Whale Shark
  5. Megladon

We didn't go into a lot of detail on these, Little Dragon is only five.

The first thing we did was go to the library and check out some books on sharks.  Then I printed this worksheet for a more visual/physical understanding. 
We can also keep a printable. 

I cut the separate pictures and names of the sharks and put them all on the floor.  I then asked Little Dragon if he could identify any of the sharks. 
He easily identified the Sharks. We talked about what made them each different. 

Little Dragon colored the Sharks

Then I put them on the white board, pictures in a column and names in a separate column. 

Little Dragon had to match the picture to the name by reading the words. 
He is becoming an excellent reader! 

After that I put one word up and had him choose the right picture for the word. 

Then he wrote the name of the shark on the board. 

We mostly did this for handwriting practice. I wasn't sure Little Dragon would go for it but he enjoyed writing each name on his own  

Little Dragon felt like quiet the expert by the end of these activities. He was very proud to share his knowledge! 

Download the shark species printable here

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