Do your students need practice with counting and making sets? Try this collage book and journal about playful little penguins. The 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 by John Schindel and Jonathan Chester and by Keven Schafer, this book makes a great addition to your winter unit!
Writing About Penguins!
Included is this journal about real penguins with two sets of pages, one for beginner writers and one for more experienced writers. The pages include:
❄ where penguins live
❄ what penguins eat
❄ special features of their bodies
❄ how penguins move
❄ sizes of penguins
❄ penguin babies
❄ how we can protect penguins
The journal can be purchased separately here:
Each of your students can create their own copy of these books!
Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of Playful Little Penguins.
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!
The children write the number on the page and then the "ing" ending for the verb. We use this book to introduce the "King of Ing" as part of our writing workshop.
When we are finished with the book and the journal, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home. The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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