Exploring penguins in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 12, 2012

in Circle Time, Scholastic Classroom Magazine

I received our first set of Clifford the Dog Scholastic Classroom Magazines just in time to help us explore penguins…

Today’s magazine was all about penguins and as we read this issue, we discovered that we have lots in common with penguins. Penguins eat fish, walk in lines, jump and slide in the snow, huddle close together to keep warm, and take naps…

After reading our magazine, we did a little penguin role play!  We walked (waddled) in a line like penguins do…

And we huddled close together like penguins do to keep warm…

And then we took a nap – just like penguins do..

And then we woke up and sang the Hokey Pokey Penguin song and hunted for other pictures that start with the letter p…


I don’t use much in terms of “formal curriculum” in my classroom but I do like using these simple classroom magazines. They bring in lots of information that I most likely wouldn’t have otherwise known or had the photos to share. I love the wonderful pictures and simple words and the open-ended ways the magazines can be used…

A big shout out to Scholastics for sending me these fun new magazines to check out and use in my classroom!


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