Dolphin Unit Study and Lapbook

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FREE Dolphin Unit Study and Lapbook

Next month (March) is Dolphin Awareness Month. You can start planning now for a fun study with your students!

Dolphin Lapbook and Lessons at Homeschool Share

FREE Dolphin Lapbook and Unit Study

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Nonfiction Books

Dolphin Talk: Whistles, Clicks, and Clapping Jaws by Wendy Pfeffer

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Dolphins and Sharks by Mary Pope Osborne

Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies (Read and Wonder Series)

Read Aloud Books & Possible Readers

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Dolphin Adventure by Wayne Grover

Dolphin Treasure by Wayne Grover

Arts and Crafts

Leaping Dolphins

from Highlights for Kids

Leaping Dolphin Craft

 

Learn to Draw a Dolphin

at Activity Village

Learn to Draw a Dolphin

Printable Dolphin Craft

from Learn Create Love

Dolphin Craft from Learn Create Love

Dolphin Coloring Pages

from Itsy Bitsy Fun

Dolphin Coloring Pages from Itsy Bitsy Fun

Food Fun

Banana Dolphin Snacks

instructions found at makezine.com

Dolphin Bananas

Even More Learning!

Websites to Visit

National Geographic Kids: Bottlenose Dolphin

Wild Kratts Dolphin Game

Sheppard Software: Dolphins

Movies to Watch

Dolphin Tale

Dolphin Tale 2

10 Unit Studies Featuring Famous People

Ten Free Unit Studies Featuring Famous People
We have so many unit studies and lapbooks at Homeschool Share that sometimes even I forget how much is offered. Did you know that we have TEN unit studies featuring famous people? You could include these as part of your regular history and science lessons or they could be part of a giant study– Famous People! Either way, don’t forget to check out these wonderful biographical studies!

Abraham Lincoln

Annie Oakley

Benjamin Franklin

Christopher Columbus

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)

Leonardo da Vinci

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Maria Mitchell

Pochahontas

Scoot!

A Book Worth Reading: Scoot!

Spring is such a great time to learn about pond life! As the weather finally begins to warm up, kids love to get their feet in the water and see what creatures are out and about. Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell is the perfect book to share with your little one if you’re visiting the water–or if you’re just wishing you were!

Six turtles sit like statues on a log in the pond as every other kind of animal you can imagine jumps, flies, splashes, and swims all around them. Paying no attention to everyone else, they rest and enjoy the sunshine until the wind stirs up the waves and the sedentary turtles become suddenly become speedy turtles as the jump off their log and swim away.

Scoot! isn’t a storybook, but it is one of those wonderful picture books that can be used with a variety of ages and levels. Obviously, this is a good resource for learning about the animals that live in and around ponds. Pictured are the many creatures mentioned in the text, along with many others that aren’t discussed. It’s fun to see who you can find hiding on the page! Falwell also has included a section called “Notes from Frog Song Pond” where she shares more information about some of the living things she observed near her home as she was working on the book. Scoot! would also be a terrific book for teaching about word choice. Animals don’t just run and swim and fly, they dash and glide and hover. These precise words help you picture the scene perfectly—and wouldn’t it be fun to try to act these words out?

Falwell’s artwork is absolutely beautiful. Like Steve Jenkins (who, you may remember, is one of my all-time favorite illustrators), Falwell uses paper collage to create her woodland scenes. The texture on each page brings the animals to life and the detail is impressive. If your young artists are inspired by the illustrations, there is a section in the back of the book where Falwell shares ideas on printing different textures—a great way to add some art into your pond life study!

Scoot! is entertaining and educational and just plain fun to look at. Check it out and get outside and enjoy the warming weather!

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