We have been learning about penguins these last two weeks.  I started the unit by introducing the students to penguins by using a PowerPoint I purchased from TPT.  This is an excellent PowerPoint created by Ryan Nygren.  It is very informative and has great illustrations.

I also used this freebie from JD Rockin' Readers. It is has many facts on penguins and a great resource for our research paper.

Here are a few of our favorite YouTube videos that we watched.



After researching and taking notes on penguins, the students wrote their reports and did an art project.

We finished our week by reading Tacky the Penguin and wrote in our retelling journal.

I just completed my Story Elements Flip Books.  It includes 5 winter theme books and 2 generic flip books that can be used with any book.  These flip books are engaging and motivating for students.  Click on the picture below and it will take you to my TPT store.


  1. We are doing a quick penguin study this week. I'm going to use the videos you suggested as part of our research center. The penguin art projects look adorable! I like the way each one is different :-)-Lisa

  2. I plan on using your penguin videos. Thanks for sharing. Are you selling the penguin art and paper in your TPT store?

  3. No, I am not. I don't know where I got the penguin paper. Sorry!