It’s penguin time in first grade! We have spent three weeks learning about penguins of Antarctica. Last week the students made these darling paper bag penguins. Now we have a classroom rookery!
The students have enjoyed Mr. Popper’s Penguins as a read aloud. We practiced being father penguins and balancing “eggs” on our feet as well as trying to find our babies by calling each other with different sounds. Boy did that make a racket in our classroom! Students learned how penguins stay warm by doing a blubber glove experiment in the science lab with Mrs. Wilkowski. She also did a demonstration of how things float better in salt water than in fresh water. We completed the unit today, so now it’s on to sound.