This week our library centers will be all about penguins! (I like to study winter animals, even though our temperature here in Texas will be in the seventies this week.)
I’ve got paper, pencils, and crayons out at a table so students can draw their own penguins on a bookmark. I printed drawing instructions from NothingButPenguins.com.
I cut printer paper into 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 squares (using the pieces I cut off as blank bookmarks). I printed these penguin origami instructions from Origami with Rachel Katz.
This great idea came from Carolyn Vibbert at Risking Failure. She has a product on TPT called Measuring and Research Station: Emperor Penguin. I’m using a rolling dry erase board as both my measuring place and the space for students to record their observations with tally marks. Will more of my students be taller or shorter than an emperor penguin?
If I didn’t have this white board, I’d use a wall as a place to measure student height against penguin height.
Of course I’ve got non-fiction penguin books out on a table, for student browsing and check-out.
Penguin Web Cam
On the big presentation screen, I’ll have the penguin webcam from the Monterey Bay Aquarium showing. These webcams are very engaging for our students!