Monday, November 16, 2009

Penguin Unit

Sheesh, I love Penguins! I had so much fun planning this unit. We are going to read Mr. Popper's Penguins and a few other gems. We will also study Antarctica. We live in MI so snow will be here soon. We will launch this unit after the Christmas crazy!

Other Books
The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
Penguins (True Books)
Penguins: Level Four (Usborne First Reading)
Antarctica (True Books: Continents)
Penguins (Animal Information)
Counting Penguins!

Other Penguin Unit
Mr. Poppers Penguins Book study (Funny, I found this after I did the rest of this post...nothing like reinventing the wheel. Oh well!)
Mr Popper's Penguins Lapbook

Penguin Lapbooks Lifecycle and many other amazing resources. (ht- My Montessori Journey)
Penguin Puzzle and cards/book
Antarctica Website
Ice Melt Fun Game

Language Arts
Many Simple Penguin Literacy Ideas Dot to dots, easy reader book, name recognition, abc activities.

Printable Penguin Counting Activity (scroll down for penguin activity link)
Penguin math Ideas Varying levels!

Penguin cards (Beautiful Cards from A Bit of this and that)
Cool Antarctica Website

How to draw a penguin
Penguin art

Penguin puppets
Handprint penguins
Potato print Puppets
Felt Penguin w/ printable directions

Penguin song etc... cute ideas!
Penguin Memory Game
Save the Egg game


Anonymous said...

We read this one during the summer....wish we had waited until the weather was colder. Alex enjoyed the story of the silly painter and his adventures with the penguins.

aly in va said...

sorry, forgot to post name....

Shannon said...

I look forward to this book, I have never read it. It is recommended on sonlight and gets such great reviews!

Oh and thanks for adding your name...anonymous comments always make me nervous.

Kylie said...

Wow this sounds like it is going t be fun....a great list of resources there too.

Shannon said...

Thanks Kylie! I am really looking forward to a fun unit in the midst of our cool long winter!