In January we kick our writing into gear. After reading the Penguin Who Wanted to Fly by Catherine Vase, we wrote three sentences about something that we wished we could do. This one hit home for me because we've had quite the winter here in Buffalo and I would give anything to have a fire breathing dragon to melt all the snow and make it hot "owt-side"! The writing response paper is a freebie from The First Grade Parade.
We also made our penguin water bottles again this year. I don't know who loves these more- me or the kids! They are so easy and so adorable.
We also did a little science with the blubber experiment! We used a blubber glove to learn how penguins stay warm in the cold.
Every other Friday we cook so I decided to stick with the polar theme and make smoothies during our penguin unit. This was hands-down the most popular cooking recipe we've done (and probably the healthiest!)
What themes and units do you do in February? We have a February break for a week so it's hard to do a full unit in February. We usually cover Valentine's Day, dental health and the 100th day of school. How about you?