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Tacky the Penguin Lesson Plans (plus a free download)
Twenty-five years and one million copies later, the cheerful nonconformist celebrates a special day in Happy Birdday, Tacky! Other characters created by Lester and Munsinger will soon be rejuvenated in Laugh Along Lessons, a series from HMH that will reissue their picture books in paper-over-board and e-book editions. Munsinger was present at that light bulb moment. Helen had sent him a pile of funny, handwritten manuscripts with her own drawings. We were going through them and laughing — we had never seen anything quite like them.
In our ever-expanding society, many people get certain traits or ways of thinking based on something from popular culture. Whether it's a movie like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," television show like "Adventure Time," or something else entirely, people always seem to draw connections between them and the real world and apply what they have learned in those forms of media to real life. One of the best examples of this, in my opinion, comes from books. Reading is almost always a required skill to have in our society and, therefore, everyone will most likely read some form of written literature and acquire a new way of thinking and viewing the world. In my humble opinion, I am the goofball in the majority of friend groups that I am a part of, and it is mostly thanks to the book "Tacky the Penguin" by Helen Lester.
Click for more information on the Tacky the Penguin Unit. I love this but just wonder when you do this? Do you do it as part of a mini lesson or do you do it in guided reading groups?
Do you ever feel pressured when asked to draw something? I know I sometimes do! I thought they would all struggle and not be able to do it. Boy was I wrong! In fact, we loved this Penguin drawing activity so much that we made a Polar Bear drawing too! I get asked all of the time if I have more Directed Drawing activities.
We love using read alouds and STEM activities to create a fun and engaging classroom. Students love the hands-on STEM challenges that incorporate, reading, writing, and making. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin follows the story of Wilson Bentley, a Vermont farmer who photographed the first snowflake in the late s. During the course of his life, Bentley photographed over 5, snowflakes. Much of what we know today about the shapes and types of snowflakes is due to his photographs. Bring STEM into your classroom this winter by having students learn about snowflake structures and build their own unique snowflakes out of toothpicks and marshmallows. Tacky is an odd bird, but his unique traits come in handy when hunters come to town.
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