Little Learners: August

Welcome Little Learners! Each month this summer, we will focus on skills and activities that will help grow your brain power this summer!

This month’s Little Learners Box is all about sharks!

Inside your Little Learners Box, you have your very own copy of Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold. After you’ve finished reading your book, complete the worksheet tucked inside and then be sure to add the book to your home library.

In Fly Guy Presents: Sharks, Buzz and Fly Guy visit the aquarium. Do you remember any of the sharks they learned about? Do you have a favorite shark or ocean animal? Have you ever visited an aquarium? If you could design your own aquarium, what animals would you include?

Your Little Learners Box this month includes several JAWSOME shark activities including a shark memory game, grow your own ocean animals, underwater flashlight craft and supplies to set up a water pump shark race. When you add your ocean animals to a bowl of lukewarm water, grab a piece of paper and a pencil to document what happens over the next 48 – 72 hours. How big did your animals get? Which animal was the widest? Which animal was the longest? When you set up your shark race, use the string provided for your first race, but feel free to try using different lengths of string. Use a stopwatch to time how fast you can get your shark from one end of the “ocean” to the other end.

Ms. Katie and I love a good joke! Here’s a few shark jokes for you to share with your friends and family. All jokes were found in the National Geographic Kids Just Joking book series. Answers listed at the bottom of the page

  • What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?
  • What do you call the mushy stuff between a shark’s teeth?
  • What do you call a shark giving presents?
  • What is a sea monster’s favorite meal?


Want to continuing learning about sharks and the ocean? Watch the National Geographic video below and then check out one of these titles from the library! Just click on the image for book details and to place a hold.

Have fun completing the rest of the activities in your box!

Answers:

  • Frostbite
  • A slow swimmer
  • Santa Jaws
  • Fish and Ships