When I think of the ocean, I think of whales. I LOVE WHALES! I love going to look for the humpbacks and their calves each winter season. This week, a pod of Orca were spotted off on the west coast. This was the first time Orca have been seen in Hawaiian waters in several years, so naturally it got everyone excited. It made me think of my ocean/whale unit that I do with my students each year.
We compare our actual life size graph to see just how big the whales are. Then, as a bonus activity, we try to find out how many first graders long a blue whale is! (Here's a hint: You're going to need a class of over 20 kids, unless you have some pretty tall kids in your class!)
As much as they complain about laying on the grass, the first graders really love this activity and I do to! I'm including the graph here as my gift to you. It's nothing fancy, but I'm working on it! =)
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Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless!