taken from The Mailbox www.themailboxcompanion.com
Dec/Jan 2007-2008 issue
The penguins are here; the penguins are there.
The penguins, the penguins are everywhere.
The penguins are up; the penguins are down.
The penguins, the penguins are all around.
The penguins are in; the penguins are out.
The penguins, the penguins are all about.
The penguins are low; the penguins are high.
The penguins, the penguins all say good-bye!
Before doing the poem, check out this video titled "Five Penguins" from Sesame Street. It's a great video that shows how penguins waddle, swim and move.
written by Cathy Seibel--PreK teacher, Head Start
posted in The Mailbox www.themailboxcompanion.com
Five little penguins standing on the shore.
One dove in and then there were four.
Four little penguins sliding down, "Whee!"
One went too far and then there were three.
Three little penguins don't know what to do.
One waddled off and then there were two.
Two little penguins having lots of fun.
One went home and then there was one.
One little penguin sitting in the sun.
He/She went to sleep.
Now the penguin song is done.
- have special glands in their bills that get rid of excess salt. This allows them to drink the salty ocean water.
- like to be with other penguins. They are more social than other birds.
- sleep in the water.
- have more feathers than most birds, but they overlap like roof shingles to keep them warm and dry.
I hope you learned something new about penguins. Have fun with the activities!
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