Mrs. Paster's Kindergarten Class
Boyle Road Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York

We had a whale of a time learning about whales and comparing them to sharks.  After reading several books we used the information to create our own books, diagrams, and mobiles.  We had so much fun painting the large ocean animals that our fourth and fifth grade buddies created for us.  To assess our learning, Mrs. Silverman created an activity for us to do with Kid Pix.  Here are some photos for you to enjoy.

This Venn Diagram was a shared writing activity

We enjoyed painting this Killer Whale

We learned about the parts of a shark

All of our work is displayed on our bulletin board

We had so much fun working on this Kid Pix activity.  First we categorized whales and sharks.  We learned how to use the cut and paste tool for this. After moving the whales and sharks to their proper places there was an empty space on the top.  We used this space to draw our own pictures.  We then found our own Kid Pix stamps of whales and sharks and added them to the correct areas.  When we were finished we typed our names.  If you have Kid Pix Version 3 you can click here and download this template.  Here is what the template looks like and a completed activity.  Mrs. Silverman was so impressed when she saw how much we learned about whales and sharks.  She also thinks we are excellent graphic artists!

This is what the template looks like

Here is an example of a completed activity

© Patricia Knox, Linda Brandon & Susan Silverman - Whale Tales 2004