To watch the trailer for The Eye of the Whale, click below:
Love the author's tip to bring in a grapefruit the day you do this activity. I had no idea a humpback's eye is the size of a grapefruit.
Activity Name: A Math Activity - How Big is a Humpback Whale?
Activity Description: Using rope or masking tape and yardsticks and rulers, the children measure and outline a humpbackʼs 16-foot long and 4-foot wide flipper, its 18-foot wide tail and its entire 50-foot long body. Students can compare the size of the whale or its flippers and tail to familiar objects that they know such as a bicycle, car, school bus or their own body! This will help them appreciate the enormous size of the humpback whale featured in the book. If possible, bring in a large grapefruit on the day the class is doing this. This is the approximate size of a humpbackʼs eye!
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.