Whale Unit Study

The finished lapbook
Whale Unit Study (click to see album)

Next up on our unit study list was “Whale Tales” which we got from the Amanda Bennett site. This was a really interesting one and the first time that Dani wanted to be in the mix for everything. She spent a lot of time on my lap and never wanted to miss any of the videos. While Nadia was doing a lot of reading and writing she would go off and play with toys, but she always kept an eye on me to make sure she wasn’t missing anything. The cutest part was when she would mimic the whale sounds – I should have made a video of her because it was so cute.

Nadia "working hard"
Nadia said, "Take a picture of me making this face. Pretend I am thinking really hard."
Whale Unit Study
The world map rug from Costco comes in handy.
Whale Unit Study
All three girls coloring whales from a coloring book I ordered off Amazon.
Whale Unit Study
One morning Nadia woke up and made whales for everyone in the house.
Whale Unit Study
Dani coloring more whales.

The unit was broken down into five days.

Day 1: What is a Whale?

Day 2: Getting to know Whales.

Day 3: Where are Whales?

Day 4: The Science of Whales

Day 5: Cool things about Whales

Nadia declared the beluga whale her favorite and Amelie liked the blue whale the best. I agreed with Amelie because I think it’s amazing that the blue whale is the largest and loudest animal ever in the history of the world. We checked out a lot of really wonderful books from the library with great photos of whales in action.

  • Amanda B.

    I love seeing how your children enjoy learning! Thanks so much for sharing – your children are precious, and motivating. 🙂
    Amanda B.