Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fun With Penguins

One of my favorite topics to teach about each year is penguins.

Graphics above from Ashley Hughes.

I always read a lot of fun books on penguins both fiction and nonfiction.  The Tacky The Penguin series of books was a huge favorite among my past 2nd graders. For nonfiction Penguins by Gail Gibbons has always been a huge favorite among both my 2nd graders and Kindergarten students  Her books are also excellent to teach labeling and nonfiction text features.

I also am a big fan of using music in the classroom.  The Learning Station just released two versions of Penguin song.  One is animated and the other one is a live version.  Both have the motions to go with the songs making them excellent brain breaks! Let us know in the comments, which penguin video is your favorite!

For some reason the 2nd video won't show up so click HERE to see the animation video for The Penguin Song.

I also love taking them on a virtual field trip to Sea World to see the penguins live!  Check it out by clicking HERE.  Your students will love it as well so I hope you take the time to watch both of them!

I also have some fun new Penguin products that can be placed at a centers.  Check out my Penguin Multiplication Blast game that has a fun addition twist to it by clicking on any of the pictures and my fun Penguin Missing Number Equations Task Cards!  The cute graphics are from Mel at Graphics From The Pond.

Also, if you look to the left of the page you'll see new Social Media buttons that my friend Carly made for me.  You can visit her incredible blog by clicking HERE

Thanks for hoppin' by!  Keep on smiling!

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