We’re reading all about penguins in our classroom this week! This is always one of my favorite units because my students love nonfiction, and who doesn’t love penguins!? Here are some of the penguin activities we are doing in our classroom this week.
There is lots of new learning going on about penguins in our classroom! You know what’s funny? Every year, someone says that penguins live in igloos. This is always our one misconception about them!
This graphic organizer is from my new penguin unit! I’ve been making it as I go along this week and it’s just about finished! You can grab this page as a freebie HERE!
How cute are these Penguin flap books from One Sharp Bunch? It’s a craftivity and nonfiction writing in one! I just love it, and so did my students!
The blubber glove is one of my favorite experiments! It allows students to see how penguins are able to keep warm in below-freezing temperatures! It’s amazing how a layer of Crisco really does keep your hand warm in icy cold water!
In math, we are learning about fractions. These fraction penguins come from Amber Polk on TpT.
Look at the cute finished products!
Finally, we did a penguin directed drawing. We do one directed drawing a month and I am blown away by the quality of these!
That’s all I’ve got for now–make sure to visit everyone else who has linked up from The Primary Pack to see all the penguin fun they have going on! Plus, enter the rafflecopter and you can win a big ol’ bundle of all of our penguin resources! The winner will be all set for winter!
One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp says
Such great ideas! Thank you for sharing the blubber experiment last year! It was one of our favorite penguin activities! I love your giant schema penguin… looks like I'll be making one for this year's penguin fun!
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Kelly and Kim says
The blubber experiment is great!! We are so in love with directed drawings. We finally did our first one right before Christmas!
Jennifer Drake says
Your penguins came out so cute! I will be adding that to my plans for penguin week!
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Kind Kinders says
Hi There! Do you have instructions for your penguin directed drawing?