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Ms. Crainerâ€™s Class Learns All About Penguins
For three weeks, Ms. Crainerâ€™s class has been studying penguins. We loved reading fiction and nonfiction stories about penguins, along with poems. We got to watch a united streaming video to learn about the different types of penguins. In math, we got to measure the different sizes of penguins. We also did a science experiment to see how penguins can survive in such a cold place like Antarctica. Jared Schooler from Ms. Crainerâ€™s class said, â€œI liked the science experiment because I learned that penguins have a thick layer of fat and waterproof feathers.â€ We loved it when Mrs. Shikany showed us a short clip of a penguin parade in Japan! We even waddled in the halls like penguins. On Friday before Winter Break, we were able to dress like penguins. We tried to balance a ball on our feet to show us how the father penguin keeps his egg warm. At recess, we played penguin games like â€œEmperor, Emperor, King.â€ Our favorite activity we did to learn about penguins was singing penguins songs for all to hear!
Written by: Ms. Crainer's 2nd Grade Class
Posted: Jan 06, 2010 by Carrie Thompson