Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shark Week Blog Hop

Teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers have come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!


My Shark Week freebie is a writing activity to go along with the book, Clark the Shark.

This story is perfect to read to primary students during the first few days of school.

Story Overview: Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. He loves life—but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark's teacher helps him figure out a way to tone it down.

Lesson Idea: After reading Clark the Shark, launch a conversation about classroom rules. Explain to students that classroom rules are made to keep us safe so we can learn. Ask students to brainstorm rules that they think are important. Make a list on chart paper. Then, ask students choose one of the rules to illustrate and write about on the “Stay Cool and Follow This Rule!” sheet. Bind all the rules together to make a class book to add to your classroom library.

fintastic freebie

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Be sure to swim on over to The Kindergarten Smorgasboard and snap up Greg's Shark Week freebie.  :)

*Special note:  Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a jawesome freebie for you and your students - but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12.  :)

Happy Shark Week!


  1. Thank you so much, Wendy! This activity is super cute. I can't wait to read Clark the Shark :)
    The Techie Teacher

  2. Clark the Shark sounds perfect for those super-important discussions on classroom rules. This is a wonderful idea and adorable resource! Thank you!

    Mrs O Knows

  3. Clark the Shark is a new one for me, but I always LOVE making class books! Thanks for sharing your great idea!
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  4. I just love this book...totally cute! Using it as a mentor text will be loads of fun too. Thanks so much!

  5. Ahhh, I love this book- but I hadn't thought of using it for class rules! What a great idea :) Thanks for joining in our blog hop, Wendy!