I will start this post by letting you know that I am absolutely insane crazy for penguins!! I fell in love with these little fellas a few years ago and they've had my heart ever since:) What these birds endure all in the name of family is nothing short of miraculous! So when I sat down to make my penguin unit I can honestly tell you that I put my heart and soul into it. I finally had to stop at 191 pages!!! The focus of the unit is nonfiction text features. I made a booklet about penguins and on every page I feature a different nonfiction text feature. My class LOVES it! I have parents writing to me saying that they cannot believe how much their child is learning about penguins. One mother wrote me a thank you note letting me know how inspired her son is by this unit and she sent me a Starbucks gift card ~ how thoughtful! I have packed this unit with lots of other fun activities! There is full coloured posters, a blubber experiment, poetry, a student fact book, templates to make a penguin lapbook with research pages included, craftivities, and 5 penguin centers. I could probably do penguins for 6 months!!!! All the pages come in colour and black and white. Here are some pictures for you! The first pictures show you how the display boards look ~ these are all included in the unit.
These are some pictures of one of my cuties nonfiction booklet.
If you are interested in turning your room into a rookery you can pop over and have a look at it.