So January in Georgia was unseasonably cold--and we were hit with not one, but 2 ice storms! We did have to miss school a few days too. WOW!
Since, we had the cold weather, I thought it would be fun to learn about an animal that we think of living in colder climates-the penguin. After searching for neat activities, I ran across this website called Nothing But Penguins:
It was exactly what I was looking for!! The site was great in allowing students to learn about the types of penguins-17 types to be exact.
We spent the week learning about penguins, and finished the week by choosing our favorite penguin and making a mini-book out of notecards about it.
Here are a few samples of what my students made.
There were guidelines of information that I wanted included on each card. I also developed a checklist to help easily grade the book, and allowed students to share their learned information with a partner while comparing and contrasting the learned information with their partner's penguin. We graphed the penguin sizes, and made an actual life size model of a penguin!
All of the activities that we completed can be purchased on my store on TPT or by clicking on the link below...