Saturday, January 19, 2013

Penguin Shape Composites

This is the last of the penguin things we did last week.  Sorry it wasn't all put together.  I just didn't have pictures uploaded and templates put together to share!

I saw this activity on Classroom Freebies----which made me think how to fit it into our curriculum.  And-shape composite penguins were born!  {Of course, we haven't even touched on this concept yet this year, but it was one they understood quite easily!  Composites---taking 2 different shapes to make a new one.  In first grade, we're supposed to have them make composites---and also composites from composites?!}

Anyway---I tweaked the activity a little bit to fit the standards---including the shapes that are listed in the CCSS's.  I also added a simple recording sheet for them to write what their penguin name would be and the shapes they used.  (Sorry the pics are dark...  my camera wasn't working well)

Click {here} for the template and recording sheet.  (I have included templates for feet and beaks, but I had my kids make their own---they also made their own eyes---I think it gives them more personality!)

Last, I just wanted to let you know that I finished and uploaded my MLK packet to TPT last night.  (I know, it's a little last minute)  I love how it turned out!  I designed more like my research packets for kids to write and research, though I think this time we'll do it together.  Not sure yet!  It's what we'll be spending our time doing next week! :)

Leave me some love (and an email!) and I'll choose someone at random to send this packet out to tomorrow night!!!  (and don't forget to check out my FB page for a chance to win more!  I'll have a new contest starting after the games are over this weekend!)Congrats to Suzi!  The random generator picked number 4---I just emailed you the packet!


  1. Cute penguins! :)

  2. Thanks for the freebie! The penguins are so cute!

    Your Martin Luther King Jr pack looks great! I love the book of big words!


  3. That is very cute. I love penguins! A perfect fun way to address the standards.

    The Learning Metamorphosis

  4. Your penguins are adorable...bookmarked for reference later!

    Would love a chance to win this packet!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Your Martin Luther King Packet looks fabulous:) Its just what I need for next week.

    The Resourceful Apple

  6. Love the penguin activity. This is actually what we are currently working on right now. The MLK packet looks great!


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