Preschool Friends Visit Kindergarten | Learning about Swimming Birds (Penguins)
It was so much fun in Robin Hall on Tuesday, January 14th because some of our friends from Pre-K came up to visit their Kindergarten friends in the morning! Currently, Mrs. Dizon and Miss Yorks Kindergarten classes are learning about penguins in Science. The Kindergarten students enjoyed sharing information about penguins with their preschool friends through reading “If You Were A Penguin” together.
Students were shocked that these delightful birds don’t live near Santa Claus but instead are found in many areas in the southern hemisphere. What?! It’s true…penguins don’t live at the North Pole. Students were surprised to discover that while other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water to catch sealife and fish underwater. The Kindergarten teachers shared other fun facts and songs to learn about different kinds and variety of penguins sizes, too. All the students had a great time. “We hopped like Rockhopper Penguins, curled our toes up like Emperors with an egg, waddled like any penguin, and danced like Macaroni penguins,” shared Miss Yorks.
Another fun fact: Did you know that Emperor Penguins often huddle together to keep warm in the cold temperatures?
After the lesson about penguins, each Kindergarten student was paired with a preschool buddy to create a penguin out of a paper plate. Naturally, this included Kindergarten students supporting their Pre-K buddy to fold, draw eyes, color, and write their names.
The preschool students from Mrs. Pickerill’s class shared, “Our favorite part of the visit was making the penguin craft with the Kindergartners, meeting the teacher(s), and waddling like a penguin.”
With the snowfall these past few days, it’s the right time of year and season to learn about one of the most beloved animals in the world (at least to a 4-6 year old heart).