#16 - Penguin

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#16 - Penguin

Unread post by Marie »

Lesson #16 Penguin

Additional ideas may be found on other boards:
ECC Antarctica: http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=150

books we enjoyed + craft

Unread post by Guest »

We read "The Emperor's Egg" by Martin Jenkins -- fit in well with the bible lesson.

"Penguins - A First Discovery Book" by Rene Mettler is a nice simple book that shows several kinds of penguins

We also enjoyed the craft found here: http://thebestkidsbooksite.com/craftdet ... raftID=843

The website above has other info and links for penguins, but I did not check all of them out.
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Penguin non-fiction story online

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Here is a good non-fiction online penguin story that a beginning reader can read, or it can be read to you. http://www.starfall.com/n/fiction-nonfi ... play.htm?f (and yes, this is the correct link, although the url looks strange!)

God bless - Liesl
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Penguin cut and paste craft

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Here is a fun craft using different sized heart shapes to make a penguin. http://www.first-school.ws/activities/s ... hearts.htm

God bless - Liesl


Unread post by Winki »

Books we used:

Info books:
Penguins by Gallimard Jeunesse
Penguin Chick by Betty Tatham (details emperor penguins lives)
March of The Penguins DVD (some chicks are shown dying, so some children may be sensitive to that)

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester (really funny!)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (my 5yo loved it, although it's a chapter book - 20 chapters, so we read 2-3 a day including the weekend)
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Unread post by anthemis »

A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton by Steven Kellogg tied in well with Day 1. In this story, the dog Pinkerton thinks he's an emperor penguin dad and takes care of a football "egg."

Great Penguin activities

Unread post by angelah97 »

Other printable worksheets, riddles and more:

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a few good activities

Unread post by Ariasarias »

The following website has 3 good activities to learn about penguins.

http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/pe ... ities.html
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Unread post by humpty »

I don't know how long this will be at this web address, but it is a save the egg game based on the March of the Penquins.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/march ... uins/game/
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Unread post by humpty »

A wonderful coloring page, as are all of Jim Arnosky's coloring pages. It has an exact duplicate in full color underneath it. http://www.jimarnosky.com/penguinpage.html
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Several pages of beautiful pictures of penquins
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One last book suggestion: "Who Grows Up in the Snow?" by Theresa Longenecker A Book about Polar Animals and Their Offspring. It has simple but very nice illustrations.
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Unread post by mommytomonkeys »

The Tennessee Aquarium has opened a new penguin exhibit and has a neat section on their website. It has a live web cam, penguin crafts and activities, penguin facts and links, and a penguin keeper diary/blog.

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Unread post by Vic529 »

Here's a penguin snack. Hope you enjoy!!!

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Unread post by mrs_mike98 »

A great book we've enjoyed is "Antarctica Antics A Book of Penguin Poems" by Judy Sierra. We got the book and audio CD from the library and the kids LOVE it. The audio CD is great fun!
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Unread post by twinglemom »

Here is a link to a live webcam of penguins in Antarctica.

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Unread post by RachelT »

Hi! My ds is a penguin nut! They are his favorite animal, so we have done lots of penguin read alouds. Here they are:

DK Watch Me Grow Penguin by Lisa Magloff
Penguins by Lynn M.Stone
A Penguin Check Grows Up by Joan Hewett
A Visual Introduction to Penguins by Bernard Stonehouse
Life Cycles: The Emperor Penguin by Diana Noonan

Splash! A Penguin Counting Book by Jonathan Chester
Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester
A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton by Steve Kellogg
Penguins ABC by Kevin Schafer
The Little Penguin by AJ Wood
Nanu, Penguin Chick by John Butler

Have fun reading!
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Unread post by cbollin »

(this was with my autism kid, but the craft could be done with any kid)

I just didn't plan ahead for this unit and had to improvise for day 2 craft.

We had an empty roll of toilet paper.
Took black construction paper for the back side.
left the tummy side white (but if your rolls is brown, then cover it in white)

I had dd draw eyes on it
Poked a hole for the beak and used the yellow rod from the Cuisenaire rods for the beak

poked 2 holes for Flippers and used 2 more Cuisenaire rods for that
and then set the whole thing on top of the Orange rods. Well, it was supposed to be the feet. It looks more like the penguin is on a set of skis.

Very simple, quick and we had fun with it.

Also, played with stuffed penguins today too :-)
It's all about fun!!!!!

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Unread post by cbollin »

Do you need a quick information sheet on Penguins (especially emperor penguins since the TM mentions them.)

http://www.answersingenesis.org/article ... or-penguin
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Re: #16 - Penguin

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World Book's Animals of the World: Penguins and Other Flightless Birds
Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester (this one has an elephant in it too)
Tacky and the Emperor by Helen Lester (any of the Tacky books would do)
Please Say Please: A Penguin's Guide to Manners by Margery Cuyler
Please Play Safe! Penguin's Guide to Playground Safety by Margery Cuyler

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Re: #16 - Penguin

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We were amazed to learn that Emperor penguins can be 4 feet tall and 100 lbs! So, I drew a life size Emperor penguin on several pieces of paper taped together and taped it to the wall. My ds had fun coloring in all the black parts. Then we added a line on the side and marked every inch and foot with numbers and marked how tall each child was. The penguin is taller! We can't bear to take down our huge penguin on the wall because he's like a part of our hallway now, lol.
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Re: #16 - Penguin snack

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My son found a recipe in his junior cook book that he wanted to try and it corresponded well to the Penguin unit.

Make a cup of hot cocoa- not boiling hot, just hot enough to be tasty safe for kids.
Add an iceberg (a scoop of vanilla ice cream).
Cover it with snow (whipped topping from a can).
Sprinkle with penguins (chocolate candy sprinkles).

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Great Penguin Video

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Here is a link for a great penguin video on PBSkids.com from Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.
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Re: #16 - Penguin

Unread post by MuzzaBunny »

Our penguin booklist - cut and pasted from my online library account.

If you were a penguin Minor, Wendell.
Paintbox penguins : a book about colors Leonard, Marcia.
Antarctic antics : a book of penguin poems Sierra, Judy.
Penguin Pete Pfister, Marcus.
Plenty of penguins Black, Sonia.
Penguin Pete and Little Tim Pfister, Marcus.
Antarctica Cowcher, Helen.
Macaroni penguin Eckart, Edana.
Penguins and their chicks Hall, Margaret,
Penguin chick Tatham, Betty
Penguins Markert, Jenny
Penguins Bodden, Valerie.
A penguin's world Arnold, Caroline.
Don't be afraid, Little Pip Wilson, Karma.
Cuddly Dudley Alborough, Jez
Please play safe! : Penguin's guide to playground safety Cuyler, Margery.
The Emperor's egg Jenkins, Martin.
Penguin Dunbar, Polly.
My penguin Osbert Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
A penguin pup for Pinkerton Kellogg, Steven.
South Pole penguins Lumry, Amanda.
Tacky in trouble Lester, Helen.
Tacky and the Emperor Lester, Helen.
Tacky the penguin Lester, Helen.
Penguin march Nuzzolo, Deborah.
The chilly little Penguin Punter, Russell.
A penguin story Portis, Antoinette.
Penguins Pichon, Liz.
Sergio makes a splash Rodriguez, Edel.
Pink! Rickards, Lynne.
Tony Baloney Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
The little penguin Wood, A. J.
Little penguin's tale Wood, Audrey
If I were a penguin-- Goennel, Heidi.
Please say please! : Penguin's guide to manners Cuyler, Margery.
I was kissed by a seal at the zoo Palmer, Helen Marion
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