Good evening, y’all! I’m not gonna lie… I just woke up from a little after-school nap. It’s cold and rainy here, and that’s just not the kind of weather you stay awake in. So, before I fall back into dreamland, I thought I’d show you what we’ve been up to!
This week in language arts we have been reading and learning about penguins. I mean, seriously, how stinkin’ cute are those little guys?! My kids just cannot get enough! Did you know that you can watch a LIVE Penguin Cam from Sea World?? One of my sweet teammates sent me THIS LINK and we can hardly take our eyes off!
To make things even more fun, we did some penguin research. Each group of students researched a type of penguin using books, websites (I just google “penguins for kids”), and other nonfiction resources. After they dug into their research, they made “true-to-size” versions of their penguin out of butcher paper. I must say, I am loving how they turned out!
To conclude our research, we stepped out into the hall for presentations! Each group showed off their art and read information about their penguin to the rest of the class. You can get the labels that I used HERE.
We also did a little nonfiction writing to show what we have learned about these waddling wonders. This activity comes from my Waddle With Me unit 🙂
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Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!