It is cold enough in the library for penguins to live here, so naturally, we are studying The Antarctic! Did you know that most kindergarten students thought that penguins and polar bears live TOGETHER? Nope! Penguins live in the southern hemisphere of the world, while polar bears live up north!
Today, we read The Emperor Lays an Egg (598.47 GUI) by Brenda Z. Guiberson and learned that penguins may be the hardest working parents in the world! Did you know that a father penguin will stand still for 21 days straight to conserve energy and that he goes about 120 days without eating while he takes care of the chick? The mom penguin travels over 90 miles to get food for her baby! Wow! Ask your kindergarten student what THEY learned about penguins today!
After our story, we made torn paper penguins.
Check out some of these adorable little birds! The template for the penguin came from Kaboose