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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shark Week Blog Hop (and Freebie!)

Are you ready for Shark Week?!  I'm excited to be joining a Shark Week blog hop for the first time, many thanks to Jenny at LuckyFrog's Lilypad and Matt at Digital: Divide & Conquer for putting this together!

I want to show you a couple of jawsome shark resources I've made recently, because summer and ocean themed learning just seem to go together!

Shark Math covers lots of first grade math concepts: measurement, graphing, addition and subtraction, word problems, and sequencing by size.  This one really takes a bite out of your math curriculum!

 Shark Patterns is great for a math center, where students can manipulate shark pictures to extend patterns (on a table top or in a pocket chart), then follow up with cut and paste worksheets to complete patterns and to create their own. 

If you're working on numbers to 100, these hundreds charts are super popular with kiddos!  Students read numbers 1 - 100 and color each one on the chart, revealing a mystery picture as they do.  I have hundreds chart mystery pictures for over 20 different themes, but if there's something else you're looking for, let me know, I'd love to hear your suggestions for new sets!

I also made this FREE resource for you - just click on the picture to go to my TeachersPayTeachers store to download it.  If you like it, please take a moment to rate it and leave feedback!
Sharks! Reading Fun includes 12 sentences and pictures for students to read and match...
... and a shark poster to display.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my shark resources!  For LOTS more resources, ideas, and freebies, continue the blog hop and head over to


  1. Paula! Your Shark Week freebie is beautiful! So glad to link to you in the Hop!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. I've seen alphabet puzzles, but I love the puzzle with sentences to read! My intervention kids would LOVE that. Thanks so much for joining in the hop- we were so happy you joined us! :)