We have been learning about penguins that last two days.
The kiddos have had a great time.
We spent some time on National Geographic Kids
We read books:
Made a 'Penguin Craft', completed a tree map, and wrote sentences about penguins.
I love the kiddos sentences... they did such a great job!
Completed Penguin Centers:
Penguin Sight Word Slider
Ordering Penguins 1-30
Penguin Write the Room
Penguin Listening Center
Penguin Accordion Book (how a penguin grows)
All Penguins Book (focusing on sight words)
Penguin Word Web (combined with a Penguin National Geographic Kids magazine from 2005)
Of course I didn't take a single picture on Thursday... which means not all centers are pictured but the kiddos had a great time, hopefully learned a lot, and guess what we are learning about next week???
Yep. That's snow! I have been looking forward to this for a VERY long time. Last year after our winter unit I saw a blog post about Sno Wonder. I was dying to let my class get their hands on that stuff.... only our winter unit was over and I did not have the funds to start buying snow post Christmas... fast forward to last spring... our PTA gave each grade level SCIENCE money for the next year. I was thrilled and knew immediately that we had to have snow. I convinced the other kinder teachers that we NEEDED snow. It arrived just before Christmas this year. I think I squealed with delight when I saw the box. It was an early Christmas gift.
I had to whip up a batch after school today just so I could see it for myself... it is so cool. My own kids went NUTS. I think the kinder kids will like it too.