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1st Grade Fishy Alphabet Book

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BC: At the Denver Aquarium April 2013

FC: Fishy Business: An Alphabet Book All About Fish | Written and illustrated by: mrs. pesut's 1st grade class 2012-2013

1: We dedicate this book to: The families of New Town Connecticut, Our friends at Colonial Homes Health Center, Our families, and Our friends I would like to present to you the amazing work that your child created. They worked really hard to show you a piece of what they learned during our Fishy Business Expedition. I am extremely proud of them, and I know you are as well. It has been a wonderful year and I will miss you all next year. Continue to do your best and achieve greatness! You can all do it! NEVER GIVE UP! Mrs. Pesut April 2013

3: A is for anemone. Clownfish live in anemones. The Clownfish has a friendship with the anemone. This is a special friendship because anemones are harmful to other fish. Clownfish and anemones work together to help their habitat. Brooklyn

5: B is for burrow. Mudskippers are the only fish who make burrows. The Mudskippers make their burrows in the shape of a J, U, or V. They build burrows so they can stay away from danger and predators. Zakhara

7: C is for cocoon. A Parrotfish creates a cocoon made of mucous from an organ in their head. It keeps their scent from coming out so they can be safe from predators. Evelyn O

9: D is for diet. Diet is the food fish eat. Some fish eat smaller fish, insects, and even plants and coral. If fish do not follow their diet, they could die. Neala

11: E is for expand. Pufferfish expand their body to keep predators away. They blow up like a balloon to scare other fish. Sophia

13: F is for fins. Fins help fish swim in water. The dorsal fin helps the fish steer. The caudal fin helps the fish go fast or slow. Fins are important to fish. Noehmi

15: G is for gills. Gills are like a filter to keep harmful things out. They help fish breathe underwater. Gills make a fish a fish! Enrique

17: H is for habitat. A habitat is a home for animals. There are two different water habitats; saltwater and freshwater. A coral reef is a habitat for hundreds of freaky fish. A pond can be a habitat for freshwater fish like Rainbow Trout. Jonathan

19: I is for insects. Freshwater fish love to eat insects. They might eat Mayflies, Stoneflies, Dragonflies, Caddisflies, and Crayfish. Fisherman try to trick fish by putting these insects on hooks. Destiny

21: J is for jumping out of the water. Fish can jump out of the water to catch their prey. Sometimes they might jump out of the water because a predator is chasing them! When they jump out, they must go right back in the water. Hayley

23: K is for knife fish. A Knife Fish is an electric freaky fish! They can shock their prey. The Knife Fish has a built in radar to feel predators and other fish. Cory

25: L is for largest bony fish. Some fish have bones and some fish have cartilage. Bony fish are called vertebrates. Sunfish are the largest bony fish in the ocean. Gianni

27: M is for Mola Mola. Mola Mola is a fancy name for Sunfish. Mola Mola means millstone which is a rock. The Sunfish looks like a rock. It is rough and without the fins, it is the shape of a rock. Evelyn L

29: N is for Northern Pike. The Northern Pike has very sharp teeth that they can replace when they loose them. These fish eat other fish, but also enjoy eating ducks and mice near the shoreline. These animals make for an especially delicious dinner. 1st Grade Class

31: O is for oxygen. Fish need oxygen to breathe. Fish breathe oxygen in their mouth and out their gills. We are different from fish because we use our lungs and they use gills to breathe. Esperanza

33: P is for poisonous Pufferfish. A Pufferfish is the most poisonous fish in the ocean. The poison of the Pufferfish is called Tetrodotoxin. The poison is found in their spines, skin, and their organs too! Diego

35: Q is for Queen Angelfish. The Queen Angelfish has a crown on its forehead to make it look like a real queen! As a juvenile, this angelfish is very yellow. As it grows into an adult, it changes to bluish-green. 1st Grade Class

37: R is for Rainbow Trout. Rainbow Trout live in cooler areas of freshwater. They are named Rainbow Trout because the colors on its body look like a rainbow. Fisherman in Colorado love catching Rainbow Trout for a sport. Randall

39: S is for scales. Scales are for protection. They work like body armor to shield against predators and disease. Xavier

41: T is for travels in schools. Schools are large groups of fish. Hammerhead sharks are unique because they travel in schools. Sometimes there can be up to 100 Hammerheads in a group. Traveling in schools can keep fish safe from predators. Chris

43: U is for under water. Fish need to be underwater to live. As you get deeper, it gets darker because there is less sunlight. Different fish live in different zones. Some live towards the surface and some live down deep. Chloe

45: V is for venom. Venom is a type of poison. Lionfish have venom in the spines of their fins. This protects them from predators. Lucas

47: W is for water spitting. Archerfish are special because they can spit water. They spit water at insects on land or in trees. This is a fancy way to catch their prey. Vanessa Art by Esperanza

49: X is for X-ray fish. The skin of the X-ray Tetra is clear. You can see their skeleton inside the body, and through their skin. This fish uses their bones to hear predators and prey around them. 1st Grade Class

51: Y is for young. Adult fish can have eggs or live babies. Many young fish are called fry. Some fry stay to learn from their parents. Some fry leave right away and must learn by themselves. Allie

53: Z is for zebra stripes. Lionfish have zebra stripes. These stripes are camouflage for the fish. The zebra stripes are a way to scare predators. Alex

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  • Title: 1st Grade Fishy Alphabet Book
  • An alphabet book created by a class of 1st graders. This was the final product to celebrate their learning of goldfish, rainbow trout, and a variety of Freaky Fish
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