Our class has been working
very hard on our Internet project. We have read many
books, both fiction and non fiction to learn about whales.
We enjoyed reading Baby Beluga by Raffi and singing along
with the tape. We especially enjoyed reading The True
Story of Humphrey the Lost Whale by Wendy Tokuda and
Richard Hall. Many of the children commented on how the
book sounded so much like a fiction book. The beautiful
illustrations helped the book appear more like a fiction book.
When we were done reading about Humphrey, we looked at a map to
find the places in the story. We have used our work on
Humphrey to learn about other places on the map. We are
learning a lot about the different states in our country.
One of our projects was to
write a poem about whales after we read Margaret Wise Brown's
The Important Book. We were able to put a lot of the
information that we learned about whales into our poem.
The Important Poem
by Mrs. Lubin's Class
The important thing about whales is whales
are mammals. It is true that there are 75 kinds of whales.
His thick layer of fat called blubber keeps him warm. A
baby whale is called a calf. Whales swim by moving their
tails up and down and some whales have baleen instead of teeth.
But the most important thing about a whale is that it is a
We like to use Venn diagrams to compare and
contrast things that we are learning about. We used the
Venn diagram to compare and contrast the attributes of the
baleen and toothed whales. We used the information from
the Venn diagram to write fiction stories about an adventure we
had with a pet whale.
Fictional Whale Stories
I have a pet whale named Charlie. He
is a baleen whale. It is a blue whale. I got him at
a pet shop. He eats krill. I keep him in my pool.
I had an adventure in Florida with Charlie. I went in the
pool with him. It was fun. I love Charlie.
My Blue Whale
If I had a whale for a pet I would put it
in the pool because it would be too big to fit in my house.
I would name my blue whale Blue Samantha. I would feed it
krill. I would play ball with Blue Samantha. I ride
Blue Samantha to the ocean. Then we found a seahorse.
It wanted to play with us. Then we went home with our new
One day my mom and I got a pet whale at
the pet store. It is a toothed whale. I put it in
the ocean. Her name is Kaila and she is a girl. Her
color is gray and I give her fish. My family and I went to
my grandma's. We put my whale in the pool at grandma's.
Then I gave her fish. Then we went home. I have fun
with my pet whale.
Honey The Whale
My whale is a baleen whale. Her name
is Honey. She lives in the sea. I ride on her back.
She uses echo location to see if any sharks are coming.
She eats krill. She is a blue whale. She is a nice
whale because she keeps me safe. I love Honey.
One day my whale named Stars took me on an
adventure to California. She ate krill on the way.
She is a blue whale. She has baleen instead of teeth.
I got her from the pet store. I keep her in a big tank.
I ride on her back. It was fun in California. That
is why I like my whale.