for Penguin Day
The students will write an
paper, construction paper, card stock, or Penguin
of invitations (if available)
a discussion on penguins and their coloring.
Discuss how penguins appear to be wearing
tuxedos. Ask the students at what times people
wear tuxedos and get dressed up in their best
clothes. One of the answers may be when going to
do people know they are invited to a party? By
receiving an invitation. Explain to the students
they will be having a "Penguin Party" at the
end of their school day (or whenever is appropriate.)
Therefore, they need to write invitations to the
the elements that are important to include on an
invitation: Time, Date, Place, etc. Discuss the
specifics of your "Penguin
out the chosen paper and envelopes. Expand the lesson
to include addressing envelopes with the return
address, etc. Pair the students up so they may
address their envelopes to a fellow classmate.
the students time to complete their invitations and
envelopes. This lesson may also be combined with
an Art Lesson to have the students fully decorate
a lesson on alliteration and have the students
complete sentences such as "Penguins pack
___________ in their parcels.", or "Penguins
pick ______________ to give as presents."
students may listen to nonfiction books and
information from web sites listed on the Penguin
Home Page. Have them write penguin facts on
egg shaped pieces of paper to serve as "penguin
eggs." Make a class book.