Hello friends! Who is ready for Penguin Week in Kindergarten?! I certainly am!! I happen to have a ‘thing’ for black and white animals and Penguins definitely fall into that category. My only problem is that there are so many fun activities, books, and lessons that it is hard to fit everything into only 1 week! Let’s get started…
Here are a few books that I will be using to help build background knowledge about Penguins.
(Click on the picture of each book to purchase your own copy from Amazon)
This Penguins books is the perfect informational-text book for Kindergartners. Just enough information, but not too wordy.
Two more great informational-texts from National Geographic Kids. Excellent pictures to share, along with Penguin facts.
I love these easy science readers that I purchased in a set from Scholastic. Simple words that even the students can read!
And who could forget Tacky the Penguin?! If you are not familiar with these books, go look for them in your school or local library or purchase them from Scholastic or Amazon! They are funny books that all kids seem to enjoy!
I am a firm believer of art in the classroom, as it hits so many standards without any worksheets or ‘academic’ pressure on the students. I don’t always have ‘product’ art in my art station, but when I do, I love projects that have multiple steps and require the students to follow directions. This week’s art project is a fun penguin, that requires folding, tracing, and using scissors.
I have had this penguin in my ‘stash’ of art projects for years, so I created a printable template for you to download for FREE to use in your classroom or with your own kids!
Do you have a listening station or listen to reading station? I do and end up buying most of my books and cd’s from Scholastic. This week in the listening station is Little Penguin Lost.
Our poem is called A Bird Called Penguin and will be in the pocket chart.
This week I will be introducing Informational Writing and will be using this Penguin Writing Report for Little Writers packet below to complete our writing project!
Penguin CVC Spelling Boom Cards
Help your students practice spelling common CVC Words with our fun Penguin CVC Spelling Boom Card deck! Add this to your technology station or use this as an early finisher activity. Wherever in the day you choose to use it, this boom deck is a simple, prep free way to help your students strengthen their spelling skills.
Other Penguin Ideas
Take a peek at some of the skills and ideas that would be perfect for Penguin Week!
Have any questions or ideas for me? I would LOVE to hear them!! You can find me on Instagram, where I am always active!!