Sunday, January 16, 2011

My First Giveaway!

I'm so excited! I love everything that Brooke Perry from Primary Perspective creates...she is soooo sweet and generous! And the cutest gal...if you haven't visited her blog...Primary Perspective...it's a must...she has the most AMAZING ideas!
She just created the cutest Penguin Unit and it's up for sale in her TpT store...it is 50 pages of awesome Penguin cuteness! But that's not all...she has agreed to give this adorable unit away to not only 1 but 2 of my blog readers! Awww! Isn't that great?!
Love ya, Brooke!

To enter the giveaway, complete the following steps:

1. Go to Brooke's Primary Perspective Blog and become a "follower."
2. Go to Brooke's Teachers Pay Teachers Store and become a "follower".
3. Follow my little blog.
4. Comment to this post on a penguin lesson or activity you have used in your classroom.

That's it! The giveaway ends Wednesday, January 19th at Midnight. The winner will be announced Thursday, January 20th. Good luck everyone and be sure to check out Brooke's other items for sale when you visit her Teachers Pay Teachers page. You will absolutely LOVE everything she has to offer! Toodles! ♥♥♥

48 comments:

cc said...

1. Done!
2. Done!
3. Done!
Your blog isn't "little" it's WONDERFUL. I stop in every day...even though I wasn't listed as a follower..but I am now! Thanks so everything..you always make my day.
cc

Ali said...

I am a follower of Brooke's blog! She has so many great ideas and shares so much!!! I am so appreciative!

Ms. D said...

Following both your and Brooke's blogs and Brooke's TPT store.
My favorite penguin activity is based on Tacky the Penguin. After reading we discuss how Tacky and his companions are the same and different and record the responses on a Venn diagram shaped like a bow tie (Tacky on one side, companions on the other, and similarities in the middle).

Ali said...

A penguin craft idea....paint the bottom of a student's foot black to make a footprint. Once it is dry cut a small white oval for the belly and an orange triangle for the beak! Use hole reinforcements for the eyes!

Ali said...

I am also a follower of your blog!! Thank you for also sharing so many wonderful ideas!!! I am very appreciative!!

absees123s said...

I am following you (which btw..LOVE YOUR BLOG), Brooke's (also LOVE HER BLOG) and her TPT site...This is such a great giveaway and thank you for the chance to win it! WOOHOOO!

One of my favorite penguin activities is our annual "Black and White Day". The kids wear black and white, we have various stations (i.e. goldfish addition, black/white M&M's patterning, Are you as tall as an Emperor Penguin? and various other activities), as well as having a "black/white"snack buffet..everything is chocolate and vanilla..hey you've got to have a little fun, right? :O) Anyway, it's just a fun day that we have to finish off our penguin unit.

G said...

Steps 1-3. Done! We did a small penguin unit this year. One activity the children enjoyed was making their own diagrams of Antarctica and setting a scene with chicks and adult penguins (chicks can't swim, so they have to stay on the ice)

Mrs. Graham said...

I do a HUGE penguin unit every year with my first graders. Each table studies a different species of penguin. With the help of 5th grade buddies, they do research to answer questions about their species. Each table draws and colors a life size penguin and we hang them up in the hallway for comparison.Using the research, each student completes a 6 slide power point show complete with sound effects, transitions, and graphics. We have a big presentation with parents invited at the end of the unit. But, by FAR, the favorite activity my kids love to do is to make papier mache penguins from 2 liter soda bottles. It is messy, takes a lot of time, but the kids treasure these penguins for years.

Mrs. Saoud said...

I am a follower all all, including on TPT. I love the penguin unit ideas from so many who shared on their blogs. My class did the blubber experiment to determine how a penguins blubber protects themselves from the cold. This has led to a discussion on other animal adaptations. I am looking forward to many more great discussions in class.

Erin Hoke said...

I am now a follower of all. I love the penguin unit things I have seen. It will really improve my teaching. Now we make penguin fact books. They are the shape of a penguin and we make a web of facts we know about penguins as we learn from books and other resources.

Cindy said...

LOVE your blog! I follow Brooke's blog as well as yours and Brooke is on my "favorites" list at TpT!! We recently read "real" penguin books and then read Tacky books - we compared Tacky to real penguins. We have a two sided penguin hanging from our ceiling - real penguin on one side, Tacky penguin on the other. The kids came up with sentences about real penguins and we wrote them on the belly of the real penguin ~ then they came up with sentences about Tacky and we wrote those on the Tacky penguin belly. Of course Tacky is our FAVORITE penguin! Would love to add Brooke's penguin unit to my files!!! :o)

penny w said...

I'm already following both of these fabulous blogs. My favorite penguin activity has to be the blubber experiment. I'm also a fan of the "penguin pie" activity. :)

Ben and Libbi said...

1-3. Done!

A penguin activity I do in my class is to read Tacky the Penguin and then we use that book to teach some social skills. My kids really need help with that!

Danielle said...

I follow you!

Danielle
learningandlaughing.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I follow Brooke Perry on TpT!


Danielle
learningandlaughing.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I follow Brook Perry's Blog


Danielle
learningandlaughing.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Penguin activity..well there are many I enjoy doing but honestly my kids favorite is to transition with the video/song I like to move it move it from Happy Feet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjhvWf7OeEE

They beg for this song as we line up, clean up, etc.

Danielle
learningandlaughing.blogspot.com

Cathy Hammett said...

Gladys,
Already a follower of both of your blogs and thank you for following me! I did become a follower of her TPT site. I have only done one penguin unit in the past, but am motivated to do another one this year with all of the wonderful resources our friends have posted lately. My favorite was a fine motor activity where the children used a cotton swab to dot paint a penquin. They loved it!! Also, I found this on youtube - a Mary Poppins sing along with words (fluency practice!!). Here is the link:
http://firstgradeescapades.blogspot.com/2011/01/penguin-sing-along.html

Mrs. Bates said...

A giveaway! How exciting, Gladys!! I'd love to do one some day but have no idea what I'd offer! How great of Brooke to hook up with you! LOVE her stuff!
Steps 1-3 done!
I know I already blogged about this but my favorite penguin activity is reading Tacky the Penguin complete with off-key singing! Then we make directed art penguins but add Tacky shirts and bow ties out of scrapbook paper. SO cute!
Jenn
http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Carter said...

I was so excited to see this!! This week we will be starting a penguin unit here in FL! :) I can not wait to bring all of the Tacky books to my students and watch as they learn to love him as much as I do!
I completed all of the tasks! I am thrilled to see some of your ideas! Excellent blog!
jessicamae3@yahoo.com
"digi365"

Sara said...

done,done,done... love both of your blogs and check in regularly.
It's been awhile since a penguin unit, but my fave activity was the blubber experiment where we wore gloves caked with Crisco in freezing cold water to get the effect of how blubber insulates.

Myra said...

Did them all. My favorite pengin acitivity has to be the blubber exoeriment with crisco. So messy but oh so fun!

Ms.M said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Ms.M said...

I am already a follower of Brooke's blog.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

TBarn said...

I am OBSESSED with her blog!
My fav penguin activity is the last part of my unit -- we have a Black & White party to celebrate our non-fiction penguin writing! We all dress in B&W, share stories with K classes, and eat oreos!

Andrew said...

I love her blog as well...follow her there & on TPT. I have not done a unit on Penguins but I am collecting fabulous ideas and plan to put one together for next year! :-)

Mrs. Sherry said...

I have done all of the following! I am loving these blogs and the ideas that I am gaining from it. As far as an idea to do with penguins, I love to make the edible penguin with the oreos. However, after reading these blogs I will have to eat Penguin Pie this year! Thanks for all the ideas and the giveaways!

t. ulch said...

I follow both of you daily! My students had a lot of fun comparing the books, Five Little Penguins Slipping On the Ice and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. I got the idea and cute patterns from someone's blog (I am SO sorry I don't remember where)but it was a great Text to Text Comparison activity! Thanks for everything!

t. ulch said...

I just discovered I found the idea I mentioned about the Text to Text Comparison using the books, Five Little Penguins Slipping On the Ice and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed at the blog Really Roper! Just wanted to give credit where credit is due!!

Mrs. Elton said...

Did steps 1-3. I absolutely adore both of your blogs and thank you for all that you do!
As for penguin activities, I love to do an anticipation guide before reading a non-fiction penguin book (usually The Emperor's Egg). The children fill out their thoughts on penguins before and after we read the story. Then, we discuss how their schema has grown. They are always very surprised to find out that Dad actually watches over the egg and that Mom really does throw up food into her baby's mouth at feeding time! It's a great Reader's Workshop activity and the children love it!

Samantha said...

I follow Brooke at Primary Perspective!

Samantha said...

I follow Brooke on TpT! :)

Samantha said...

I officially follow Once Upon a Time in 1st Grade! Though, I've been checking it daily for a while now.

Sunny said...

I follow Primary Perspective!

Sunny said...

I follow your blog!

Alicia M said...

Hello, I have completed all of the steps. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

I love penguins - we do the TLC penguin, we do the shoe penguin of Brooke's with the goldfish - my kids loved it! We also are making Tacky this year with scrapbook paper for his shirt. We learned about how an extra layer of fat keeps a penguin warm with the Blubber Glove. Had to be the biggest hit so far this year!!!!

Mandy's Memories said...

I already follow her!

Mandy's Memories said...

Love your blog!

First Grade said...

Followed Brooke's blog!

First Grade said...

Followed Brooke on TPT!

First Grade said...

Follow you, too!

Ms. Gonzalez said...

I'm a follower of your blog, just became a follower for Brooke on TPT and her blog. One of my favorite penguin activities would have to be the blubber experiment! :)

iteachk said...

I follow you!

iteachk said...

I follow Brooke!

iteachk said...

I also follow Primary Perspective! As far as penguin activities....I love to do show the actual size of each penguin. The children are always amazed at the sizes!

lovinfirstgrade said...
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lovinfirstgrade said...

I love everything on both of your blogs. Thanks for sharing!

I just did a "Penguin Week" and each Friday I like to do Munchie Math. Last week we the kids used dice to make subtraction number sentences. They used goldfish on their penguin mats to solve the problems. They loved to pretend the penguins were eating the goldfish. I also invited them to wear black and white and I printed out paper bow ties. They cut out their bow ties and we used paper clips to pin it onto their shirts- they were so adorable and it was such a quick and easy way to make the day more fun!

Ms. Grant said...

I am a follower of Brooke's blog and a new follower on TPT. I am new in first grade this year, so I am developing a unit on penguins. My kiddos practiced being daddy Emperor penguins and put "eggs" on top of our feet and huddled in the meeting area to keep warm. We read lots of fiction and nonfiction books about penguins and students wrote penguin stories and created their own penguin characters.

Thanks!