These playful penguins will aide your students with number writing and counting sets. The children create each penguin with thumbprints and add the "ing" ending to words to support simple sight word activities for journal writing. Based on Busy Penguins
by John Schindel and Jonathan Chester and Penguins 1 2 3
by Keven Schafer, this book makes a great addition to your winter unit!
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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