Our Reading class read
Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, written by
Marcus Pfister. Prior to reading, we made predictions about the
-The whale will eat the fish or take one of his scales.
-They think the whale might be mean and eat the fish, but the whale just
wants a friend.
-The whale will sneak up on the fish and go in their cave.
After reading we
collaboratively wrote a summary of the book:
One day there was a happy school of fish swimming and eating
some krill. A big blue whale came along and wanted to share the
krill with the fish, but the fish thought the whale wanted to
eat them. The whale was upset and mad and started to circle the
fish, but he was just trying to get them scared. He didn’t
really want to hurt the fish. Rainbow Fish talked to the whale
and they all decided to be friends.
Our class wrote extensions to
the book, of what some of the things were that Rainbow Fish and
the Big Blue Whale did together now that they are friends:
and the big blue whale stayed friends and now the whale will
help the fish to be safe. They all played fish tag and the whale
was it. They had so much fun. They got really hungry and thirsty
so they had lots of krill and water for a picnic lunch. At night
they had a slumber party. They watched movies and ate some
popkrill. It was really salty!
and the Big Blue Whale went to the water park. They went on the
swings and played on the slide. Then they met some dolphins.
They shared some krill for lunch and then they all went home.
and the big blue whale had a party. They met a seahorse family
and a killer whale. They all went swimming together and found a
great cave. In the cave was a group of turtles. They even bumped
into some dolphins. They all swam around and ate some krill.
They had a very nice time together.
and the big blue whale found a big cave where there was a lot of
krill and a lot of room! They played and played until the sun
went down. When the sun was too bright the whale gave them shade
by going under the sun...it was a great life...until the blue
whale met a girl blue whale. Then they had a baby whale and all
the fish taught him new games.
and the big blue whale were playing on the swing and then a
bully shark came by. The shark said something bad to them. They
cried really bad so all the fish had a plan for the bully. They
circled around him and played, “Ring Around the Reef.” They
realized that the shark wasn’t so mean after all. They became
the best of friends.
Fish and the big blue whale were friends they all played
together. A shark came by and asked to play with them. They all
became great friends. All of a sudden, they got really itchy. So
they used the coral reefs to scratch their back. It also cleaned
all the dirt off them. They stayed friends forever.