Big, huge, gigantic Swimming, eating, jumping and
by Mrs. Goddard's class
Lurking in the
White, black gray
Jumping breaching, diving, playing
By Ashley T.
Krill, plankton, fish
Black, white, blue, and gray
Once upon a time there was a whale. She lived in
Mexico and traveled a lot with her mom. They would
eat 84 tons of krill and water each day. Once she
almost got hit by a propeller on a boat. She was
four months old and weighed about a ton. She liked
to jump out of the water and do back flips. One day
while they were out swimming, her mother saw a
shark! The shark came closer and closer. She decided
to hide her baby before the shark came any closer.
Then she slapped the shark with her tail. The shark
fell to the bottom of the ocean. The baby came out
of her hiding place. Then the mother whale and her
baby went on their way. They lived happily ever
One day I went on a whale watch trip. I had fun
looking at the whales. I think I saw five whales. On
three of the whales I saw the blowhole on their
backs. It was fun listening to the whales. Did you
know whales are not fish? It seems like whales are
Your friend, Elden
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Whales are totally awesome. Whales are mammals. That
means that they are warm blooded. Warm blooded means
that its temperature stays the same unless it has a
fever. Cold blooded animal's blood rises and falls
with the temperature. Whales can eat up to eight
tons a day and gain sixteen thousand pounds! Inside
a whale's mouth they have a lot ( and I mean a lot)
of little things in their mouths called baleen.
Baleen is used to catch food when they take in huge
mouthfuls of water. Can you believe that a whale
eats tiny krill? I think whales are really cool.