Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pete the Penguin

We had a great day today. Got so much done with my little firsties. I had 5 absent so that may have helped me get through things a little faster. We started our measurement unit this week in math. I made Pete the Penguin to help us practice measuring and the kiddos loved it. We have read a lot about penguins lately so when I brought Pete out and told them that this was how big a real boy Emperor Penguin is, they all about flipped. We've been measuring with cubes, tiles, and paper clips. So, of course we had to measure Pete. Then we each stood next to Pete to see if we were taller than him so we could do our graph. I snapped a few pictures.

We hung him in the hall so the rest of the school can share him. I was surprised with our graph results. About a third of the kiddos were taller, a third were shorter, and a third were the same. This was perfect for first graders. Okay, now don't think his feet are funny looking.  They actually hang down. We had to tape them up so the kids didn't step on them.
Here is the graph I made to go along with it. Click on the picture to grab a copy.
The graphics and border are freebies 'From the Pond'.

Well, the next 2 days are going to be VERY, VERY long. We have Parent Conferences. One nice perk is the food we get. Our PTA does a dinner for us one night and it is fantastic. Then our secretary does a dinner for us the next night and it is always really good.

Oh, and I really am losing my mind. In my last post I had a vowel worksheet and I didn't realize it but I had already shared that one. So it is on my blog twice. I guess I really need to read my own blog or try to remember what I've already shared. Sorry!
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.


Jill said...

Very CUTE!! I'll have to try this one!

Unknown said...

That is one cute penguin!
First Grade Blue Skies

Barbara said...

Love the penguin! He (or is it a she?) is hilarious:)
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Barbara said...

Hi Sheree! I have a surprise for you. Come on over :)

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Laura said...

Just found your blog! Precious penguin activities! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with conferences!

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