writing about penguins
creating tales with technology!
The boys and girls have been documenting their learning on the computer with our technology teacher, Mr. Padula. Each student is becoming an expert on one penguin species. This week, the students labeled pictures of their penguin and recorded the characteristics they noticed that were specific to their species. We love when Mr. Padula comes to 1R, because we always learn something new!
becoming an expert
We have had a wonderful time learning about penguins and want to share our new knowledge with others! Each student is becoming an expert on their species.
The boys and girls each have been creating a nonfiction book that will tell the reader all about one species of penguins. The reader will learn everything from what the species looks like to where they live. It has been exciting to add new pages as we learn new information!
Take a look at some of the writers adding pages to their nonfiction books!
how do penguins stay warm?
Did you know that penguins stay insulated with a layer of air under their feathers? 1R students felt what this was like by putting a small bag of ice on top of their hands, and boy did it feel cold! We then layered a bag filled with air underneath the bag filled with ice. The layer of air completely insulated us from the cold! This helped us understand one way penguins are able to stay warm in cold environments.
Lastly, we learned that penguins huddle shoulder to shoulder in groups to help keep each other warm. The boys and girls
recreated a huddle much like penguins in cold environments do. The inner students agreed that they were very warm in the middle!