It’s penguin pandemonium in first grade! Students are working on a penguin inquiry unit, so teachers created learning experiences which integrate various disciplines. Children dunked their hands in a bucket of freezing water, then repeated the exercise with a “blubber mitt” to see how it provided insulation. They also had “waddle races” and balanced eggs between their feet like penguin daddies. Finally, they created life-size drawing of different penguin species – then measured each other to see if they were taller than an Emperor Penguin. It was a great way to build connections and understanding in the unit – and was also a lot of fun!