We had so much fun learning about Penguins this week! We only had a three day week because of our snow days so our Penguin Fun will continue next week. But I wanted to go ahead and share a few of the things that we did.
Wow! We've learned a lot of information about penguins so far! The kids wrote one new fact that they learned on a fish and we added it to our anchor chart.
We started working on our All About Penguins books.
This is the cover and a page from one of their books.
Playful Penguin Glyphs!
The kids LOVED our Math lesson this week. I still can't get the song out of my head though! :)
We sang the, Percy Penguin song and then the kids had to see if he could share his fish equally with his friend, Paul. It was so cute to see them working together to try and figure it out, especially when it was on odd number! When we drew the number 7 and we couldn't share the fish equally I asked, "What should we do?" and one of my little cuties said, "Throw it back!" But we had to give the extra fish to Percy or Paul and I thought it was so sweet when one of them said, "Percy should be a good friend and give the extra fish to his friend Paul." I love it when there's an unexpected life lesson thrown in! :)
Here's a picture of our small group follow up activity.
We read, Tacky the Penguin and created a list of adjectives to describe him.
The kids drew Tacky in their literature response journals and we talked about what the Theme of the story was. Several of my Little Einsteins came up with the theory that theme of the story is: It's okay to be yourself! Oh, my goodness!! I just love the little thinkers that they've become!
I have tons more to share about Penguins next week! Here's our Tree Map
just waiting to be filled in with all of their learning.
All of the ideas and activities above are included (and lots more) in my Penguins Math and Literacy fun unit.
My friends, Kim Adsit and Kathleen Pedersen also have some adorable Penguin Math games for sale on TPT!
So many of you have asked what I'm working on next so here's my To-Do List!
It takes me about 40 hours of computer time to complete a unit so this list is going to take me awhile! :)
If you have something you'd like to see me work on send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- America Unit which should be completed by 1/25
- Dr. Seuss Unit which will be completed by 2/15
- Common Core Standards Posters
- Popcorn Words Set 3-Finished and Posted 1/17
- Zoo unit
- Insect unit
- Oviparous unit
- Ocean unit
- Dinosaur unit
- Farm unit
See ya next week! Enjoy your extra day off!