Saturday, January 12, 2013

Penguin Week Share and Freebies

It was Penguin Week in my classroom!  
This week we learned as much as we could fit in about penguins and my kids 
LOVED every minute of it!
 This is a directed drawing activity (found in my freebie pack)

More pages from my Penguin Freebie Pack which you can find here on google docs!
Or you can get it at Teachers Notebook here!

I focused on the penguins that you can watch live on the webcam at Sea World in San Diego.  
(in my freebie pack, I provide a cheat sheet for telling the penguins apart)

 Here is a model of an emperor penguin 
(bulletin board paper is exactly the right width to create your own...48")
I took pictures of my kids next to it to see whether they were as tall or taller than an emperor penguin!
This is what is included in the freebie pack:

At the beginning of the week, we had started out by reading books about penguins, brainstorming what we knew and what we learned.  We completed a web and another page by The Teacher Wife (one of my favs) Check out her original post here and get your own freebie pack!

We also did some Penguin Measuring activities from Live, Love, Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten, (love her) you can find the freebie here

And we also did a little emergent reader from Jamie Mayas, (awesome) you can find that freebie here

All that and I still didn't take a picture of everything...nor did we finish it all!

For more fun, we also added my


  1. Hee.. hee.. I'm giggling because I do believe that your children loved learning about penguins with you, but I wonder who had more fun- the teacher or her students?

    1. That's a very good point...I kept finding reasons to leave the computer on the penguin webcam!

  2. Looks like lots of fun!! We studied penguins last week, too :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Girl, you must have read my mind!!!! Next week is our penguin week, and I just got your make a penguin or three pack, and now I feel like I'm really ready to go!! Thanks so much for the wonderful materials, as always!!!

    Hugs back!!!
    The Daily Alphabet

  4. Your penguins are precious! Thank you for the great pack!
    Crayons and Curls

  5. Thanks for sharing all of these penguin ideas. I love the kids drawings!
    First Grade Found Me

  6. LOOOVE all your fabulous penguin stuff!! So much fun!
    Kerri B
    Teacher Bits and Bobs

  7. We're doing penguins the week after this...thanks for the freebies! Love them!

  8. Thanks for the shout out!! I love that cute little craft!!

  9. Thanks for the penguin pack! I'm going to use them this week!

  10. Your freebie is great. I just love seeing all the activities in your classroom!

  11.! We are starting our penguin study next week!! Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas (& links to the others!). I LOVE the penguin webcam & can't wait to show the kids!! Thanks again :)

    Sliding into First!

  12. Thank you for all of the great ideas and for providing the links to all of the freebies! I can't wait to use everything!

    Liz Podolski

  13. Thank you for all the freebie links, we are doing penguin in two weeks. You just saved me a bunch of time. I'm off to visit your TpT store.

    The First Grade Princess

  14. These freebies are great! They'll go together well with a penguin unit!

    Extra Special Teaching

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  16. I found your blog through A Special Kind of Class's giveaway! I am your newest follower :)

    Mindful Rambles

  17. Lots of great activities!! Your students, I'm sure, had a great time! :) thanks for the freebies! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  18. Those penguins from your directed drawing activity are PRECIOUS! I LOVE them! I wish I would have found your stuff 2 weeks earlier. Oh well, saving for my penguin unit next year. Thanks! :)
    Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten