Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Penguin Pest Messing with our Morning Messages!

If you are doing anything penguin-related in January, consider incorporating this into your program!
I have done a few posts in the past about
Pesty the Penguin.
I have taken those ideas, added some more, and have created a FUN pack of activities based on that troublemaker: Pesty!
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
To introduce Pesty to the class, I do an inferencing activity where students have to guess what is in the Mystery Box.
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See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
The entire lesson as well as box labels and student worksheets are included in this pack.
Also in this pack, you will get Chit Chat Chart ideas that incorporate Pesty the Penguin. His antics will allow your students to practice letter recognition, letter sounds, sight word recognition, numeracy, and letter formation as they work together to repair the 'mess' that Pesty makes.
Here are a few examples from the pack:
Every once in awhile, Pesty comes to the classroom while we are away and messes up our Chit Chat Chart messages. Here is one example:
sometimes he jumbles up the words
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.

See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
Also included in the pack:

Ideas for Penguin on the Shelf!?

Sometimes Pesty shows up and stays so that we can see him!
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing. 
playing cards with Jesse and Woody

See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
giving Mr. Potato Head a makeover

More activities from the pack:

When Pesty has been away from the class for awhile, do an inferencing activity to guess what he has been up to. This pack includes 13 inferencing activities, complete with lists of items needed as well as student response forms.

Here is a sample chart:
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.
Here is the student worksheet for this specific lesson:
See how 'Pesty' the Penguin messes up the morning message so students have to fix it! Great for literacy skills and inferencing.

This pack also includes: 
-number recognition game for whole group or as a math work station, featuring numbers 1-50
-letter recognition game for whole group or as a literacy work station
-sight word recognition game for whole group or as a literacy work station, featuring Fry's first 100 words
-morning message inferencing activities
-92 pages of FUN!

You can find it {here}

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