Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Penguin Writing and Craftivity!

We have been learning all about penguins for the past two weeks.  We have read lots of penguin books and watched some National Geographic clips about the types of penguins.  My kiddos have thoroughly enjoyed this unit.  On Monday, I gave each child some black, white, and orange paper to make a penguin.  I didn't give them a pattern to go by........and oh my........they did not like it!  They had to figure out how to make it on their own!!!  It was quite amusing to hear them talk with their neighbors about what to do and why Ms. McBee wouldn't help them!  But......they turned out so cute and with so much personality.  Yesterday, we finished up our unit by making a tree map of some facts about penguins and writing about them.   

Here are some pics for ya!

I am so proud of their writing!  They did fantastic writing from the tree map.



laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love those!
First Grade Blue Skies

Jenny said...

Too cute!

Tammy said...

I'm loving tree maps. Nicely done!
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