Parade of Penguins

Penguins, Science, Theme


When we come back from Winter Break we dive right into our largest unit of study:  PENGUINS!  It is by far my favorite unit of study.  As usual, our unit studies center on rich informational texts with a sprinkling of fiction texts as well.  Check out the pictures below, as well as the downloads available that help support us during this unit study.

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It’s the perfect time to focus on Nonfiction Text Features!  We scour the books and create a class video or class book.

Nonfiction Text Features [Click the book image to the left to open our eBook!]

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We learn about the importance of blubber using our special blubber mitt.

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We record our learning in our science journals and on classroom anchor charts.  Later on in the unit we use these sources of information when we write penguin reports.

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Our wall anchor charts house A LOT of penguin facts.  They are a constant source of reference during the entire unit.  It’s fun to see classroom visitors reading them and learning things about penguins that they had not known before!

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At the very end of our study, after we’ve written reports about ourselves and our penguin of choice, we create large, life-sized silhouettes for a “Penguins and Us” Parade in the hallway.

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