Tacky and Non-Fiction Penguins

I've already posted on how much we've been having with penguins {HERE} We've also been having some fun with Tacky the Penguin (this was last week). This is my attempt at drawing Tacky.... how did I do?? HA! Don't laugh. My drawing skills are still a thing of work. lol

You see? This is why I love NOT teaching out of the book....I literally hit EVERY single standard and skill that our pacing guide told us to do in the 3rd nine weeks JUST doing the last 3 weeks of my penguin activities!! We've done character traits, sequencing, comparison, Main Idea and details of both fiction and nonfiction, author's purpose....whew! I LOVE that my admin lets me teach this way!!

Worked on character traits using clues from the book. 

They compared fiction and non-fiction books...using proof from the books. 

The last few weeks, we've been working REALLY hard on our penguin research books. 

Today, they have FINALLY started to come together! About half of the class is finished, and the other half SHOULD finish tomorrow!  Take a look at the video to see what's inside the books.

Check out my Learning with Penguins pack!

Also, just wanted to let you know, that I JUST uploaded my February Common Core Menu Centers!

15 Common Core Aligned Literacy Centers!

WITH book responses activities added in!

And 16 Common Core aligned Math centers!

Each pack comes with a teacher menu which is already aligned for common core for you! There are also 3 different student menus for you to use!

Check them out on TPT or my Shop on the Blog store! You can buy as a bundle, or buy separately!


Diana said...

I love your anchor charts- Tacky turned out super cute :-)

Cecilia said...

Oh I would never laugh at anyone's drawings. Yours are very cute. I am currently working on having some Tacky fun tomorrow myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Traci Clausen said...

LOVE penguins.
LOVE Tacky (working with him next week)
LOVE you!

Your kids did an amazing job! Their book comparisons are great.

Mrs. Wheeler said...

It looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun! Your Tacky stuff looks fantastic!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Literacy Teacher said...

I LOVE Tacky !I wish I was back in fist grade. My firsties loved this unit when I did it! You unit looks awesome!

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