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Eva Padlyat lived in an Inuit village on Ungava Vat in northern Canada. In winter, when people wanted mussels to eat, they searched along the bottom of the seabed. Eva had often walked on the bottom, helping her mother, but today – for the very first time – she was to go down below the thick sea ice herself.

from Very Last First Time at

This story about growing up is a great read aloud that produces good discussion. Grab our free Very Last First Time printables and spend a week studying various facets of this adventurous story.

Very Last First Time printables were created by Wende, Ginger A., and Tamara.

Very Last First Time Printable Activities

The Very Last First Time printable pack includes these activities:

Language Arts: Copywork
Encourage your student to copy the passage in her best handwriting.

Math: Word Problems
Complete the word problems based on Very Last First Time.

Science: Salty Sea Experiment
Observe what happens as salty water evaporates.

Mix two teaspoons of salt into two cups of water. Pour water into a pan. Place pan in a warm, dry place. Over a period of days, allow the water to evaporate. Record your observations in the flap book.

Science: Ocean Animals
Research and complete the mini-books, as desired. Mini-books include: Crab Classification Layer Book, Crab Layer Book, Sea Anemone Layer, Mussels Layer Book, Shrimp Layer Book, and Starfish Layer Book.

Social Studies: Inuit People Culture
Research the Inuit people and answer the questions in the mini-book.

Social Studies: Canada
Research Canada and complete the report form. If you are making a lapbook, you can store it in the pocket provided.

You can also complete the Where in the World Is Canada? Shuttefold book and the Map of Canada simple fold book.

How to Get Started with Your Very Last First Time Printables

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Very Last First Time printables.

  1. Buy or borrow Very Last First Time.
  2. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of reading and learning with Very Last First Time.

Get Your Free Very Last First Time Printables

Simply click the image below to grab your free Very Last First Time printables.

Very Last First Time Printables

Resources that Go-along with the Very Last First Time Printables

The Three Snow Bears Unit Study & Lapbook
Canada Lapbook
Polar Animals Lapbook