Friday, January 6, 2017

Penguins Penguins Penguins!!

Happy 2017 to you all! I am excited to get back into the classroom after a wonderful break and we have lots of exciting events happening this month in our classroom!

The cold January weather always reminds me of those adorable penguins and first graders LOVE penguins. Right when we get back from winter break, the first unit I always cover is the kids' favorite… the Penguin Unit!

Starting Monday we will learn about penguins by using this resource. We will first read about penguins with the informational coloring book. We make charts together to record new information and do lots of writing. We will also complete some great interactive activities such as diagrams, life cycles, foldables, comprehension games, art projects and more!

Grab this adorable penguin art freebie here!

I also love to teach the students how to draw a penguin. This skill comes in quite handy when students are writing about their new knowledge of penguins. I have a useful freebie that teaches the students each step of drawing a penguin. There is also space for writing in this free resource. Check it out here!

I also like to integrate penguins into our math lessons and we will be using many fun and interactive activities! We will review number bonds with these cute penguin number bond activities. We will also play penguin addition math games.

I am so excited to get started with all of our penguin fun this month! :) Happy teaching!