Penguin Pete - Marcus Pfister
The Emperor's Egg - Martin Jenkins
Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice - Steve Metzger
Penguins - Gail Gibbons
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Tacky the Penguin - Helen Lester
March of the Penguins - National Geographic
Penguins Through the Year - Robin Bernard
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Penguins are flightless sea birds.
They have feathers.
They can swim but not fly.
They use their wings like flippers.
There are 18 species of penguins.
The smallest penguins are the 16 inch tall Little Blue penguins of Australia.
The largest penguin is the 3 and a half foot tall Emperor penguin of the Antarctic.
Penguins live in colonies.
They return to the rookery where they were born to breed.
Penguins are eaten by leopard seals, sea lions and whales.
Chicks and eggs are eaten by gulls.
Penguins eat fish, squid and krill (small shrimp).
The Emperor's Egg:
This book is one of the selections used in the 2nd grade Harcourt Trophies series that our school uses. So I created these materials to use with my students.
Sara Tomon, Wahneta Elem., in Winter Haven, FL created these vocabulary cards to share as well:
Thanks, Sara, for sharing your great work! :)
Short A Words:
As a SPED teacher teaching K-2 students, my units have to cover at least three grade levels of skills sometimes. That's why you see a little bit of everything at The Virtual Vine. :) One of my kindergarten students is ready to start decoding short "a" words, so I created these cards for him. If I have time (since Dakota is due in less than 2 weeks), I'd also like to do a whole set of short vowel word cards.
I'm going to use these cards by simply having him practice decoding the words orally with me. Later I'd also like to make cards where he can match pictures to the words on his own.
I haven't actually tried this idea, but I think it will work. :) I'm going to try it out though before I try it with my students. To create a penguin look-alike, you'll need a half of a large Oreo with the white filling for the body. You'll need a half of a mini Oreo with the filling for the head. Place the mini cookie slightly overlapping the larger Oreo at the top. If we need something to stick it with I may use a touch of white icing or peanut butter that won't show. Now to make the face of the penguin use white icing to make two white dots or we might be able to cut a mini marshmallow in half and use them for the eyes. But I think they'll be too large. Now use a piece of orange candy corn for the beak. If you want, you can create wings using the other half of the mini Oreo by cutting it in half and placing each half on each side of the body to create the wings. Last, you can break the sharp points off two more pieces of candy corn and stand them on end to create the feet. Voila, a penguin! :) I hope this works and I can't wait to try it! :)
Fine Motor Activity:
Use the link below to print a pattern to create a Push Pin Penguin activity. Students can lay the pattern and a piece of colored paper on top of a piece of carpeting or rug that has been turned to the back and use a push pin to go around the black lines. When finished, they can remove the pattern page to see the penguin on the colored sheet of paper and then turn it over for an extra surprise to FEEL the back of it! :) Then last, hold it up to the light to SEE the pattern through all the tiny holes. What fun and they've strengthened those fine muscles at the same time! :)
March of the Penguins video
The Mailbox - K/1 Dec/Jan 2005-06
The Mailbox - Primary Dec/Jan 2003-04
The Mailbox - K Dec/Jan 2003-04
The Mailbox - K Dec/Jan 2000-01
Go, Penguins, Go (printable)
Parts of a Penguin (printable)
March of the Penguins online game
Penguins and Polar Bears
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Live Penguin Cam
Thematic Units - Penguins
Penguins - lesson plans
Penguins Resource for Teachers
Penguin Theme Unit
Kidzone Penguin Activities
P is for Penguin
DLTK'S Easy Penguin Craft
DLTK'S Penguin Craft for Kids
A Penguin's Winter Wonderland
Mrs. Bee's Penguins and Antarctic theme
Penguins, Penguins, Penguins
Penguin Book Cover printable
Penguin Book - Lined Page printable
Penguin Book - Unlined Page printable
Penguin Coloring Pages
Penguins Theme by Jim Cornish
CanTeach: Songs & Poems - Penguins
Place the Penguin
(tens & ones printable)
(hundreds, tens & ones printable)
Thematic Lessons: Penguins
Lesson Plan: Differences
The First Grade Backpack - Penguins
Lesson Exchange: Penguins (Preschool)
Virtual Antarctica Science: Penguins
Mrs. Jones - Penguins
Blackwell's Best - Penguins
Penguin Alphabet printable
Letter P Penguin Coloring Page printable
Letter P Penguin Handwriting Page printable
Letter P Penguin Color Poster
Rumble Grumble Gurgle Roar (online story)
Penguin, Penguin (online story)
Hearts Penguin Craft
Penguin Coloring Pages
Oval Shapes Penguin Craft
Four Little Penguins (printable book)
Penguin Play (printable book)
Roll A Penguin Dice Game
Penguin Flap Book (printable)
Emperor Penguins - National Geographic Kids
Penguin - Kids' Planet
Penguin Teaching Resource Page
Penguins at Enchanted Learning
Penguin coloring page
Artic Adventure (webquest)