January 15, 2015

Perfect and Plentiful Penguin Packet and Ideas {a giveaway}

In January, we love, Love, LOVE to teach about penguins. They aren't icky or gross like the spiders we study, creepy or spooky like the bats...so it is much more enjoyable to teach! Who doesn't love to learn about cute, cuddly penguins and watch them waddle!

 I've been working on {my} perfect penguin packet that I know my firsties will just swoon over!
This full unit is jam packed with first grade skill work for phonics, reading, poetry, writing, grammar, social studies, and some fun activities as well!

ELA Printables:
 Penguin Pals ABC Order
 Playful Penguin Punctuation
 What Can Penguins Do? (verb practice)
 Iceberg Noun and Verb sort
 Cocoa Contractions
 Assorted Penguin Long Vowel practice
Story Elements (made to go with any fiction book about penguins)




 Social Studies Printables:
Penguins can/have/are chart
 Label that Penguin
 Where Do Penguins Live?  (world map)
 Penguin fact/opinion writing craftivity
All About Penguins book
   Penguin Trivia (facts about penguins recording sheet)
   3 facts and a fib (recording sheet)
   Penguin types (fact recording sheet) {4 types} 
 And my favorite part of all:
Throughout the 2 weeks that we study penguins, we put together this book piece by piece.
It includes a penguin trivia page, 3 facts and a fib, and 3 informational pages to record facts about the different types of penguins (Emperor, Chinstrap, and Rockhopper...and a blank one).
 Writing Printables:
How to Make a Snowman creative writing
 If I Was a Penguin (creative writing prompt) {2 choices}

Fun Activities:
Penguin Pie (ice cream activity)
 Word Search

 Enjoying our Penguin Pie!
We have such FUN with this unit that I would love to share the fun with one lucky person!
Leave a comment sharing your favorite part of January AND your email address.
If you don't win, check it out on sale in my TpT store through this weekend!


  1. My favorite part of January (besides my birthday and snow days) is that I truly know my students and we can celebrate their progress. They have learned so much! We have assessments most of next week and I would love to use your penguin unit to keep the week enjoyable. youngmel67@gmail.com

  2. My favorite part of January is teaching about polar bears and penguins! The kiddos love it and so do I !!! Your unit is amazing!! Klitchfield@hayesvillees.org

  3. My absolutely favorite part of January is FINALLY getting to February! ;) No, really...although it's not my favorite month of the year...I enjoy teaching about Arctic Animals (Penguins, Polar Bears, etc.) and different "snowy" activities we can do. :)


  4. My favorite part of January is a clean slate! Its a great mindset for creating new goals for yourself. Hope to win. alewis725@msn.com

  5. My favorite part of January is our Reading Challenge at our school. My kids get on fire for reading!