This Mr. Popper’s Penguins Let’s celebrate pack is the cherry on top after finishing a class read aloud. Normally, I would read this classic during the winter months to go along with my arctic animals unit, but it really is a perfect book to read at any point time during the school year.
The winter months are usually loooong and cooold, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins is the perfect book to cozy up and celebrate. These activities will definitely, increase your students reading motivation!
What is included in Mr. Popper’s Penguins Let’s Celebrate pack?
Inside this resource you will find an assortment of activities that go beyond boring response sheet. I truly aim to “experience” the book with my “Let’s Celebrate Units.”
Like with my other Let’s Celebrate units, I aim to decorate the classroom with props from the book. This resource contains a bunting banner with the words “Popper’s Performing Penguins“, posters with each of the penguins and their names, as well as quote posters from the book.
Usually, I set them up and decorate the classroom the night before our reading celebration. I have wonderful parent volunteers!
There are 4 other posters like this one included.
Included, you will also find this penguin writing craftivity about dreams becoming true.
You know how Mr. Popper dreams of exploring the world with Admiral Drake? This is a perfect creative writing activity to show understanding! You can also use this craftivity as a classroom or door display to complement your arctic animals unit.
A Let’s celebrate unit would not be complete without a STEM activity! In this resource, you will find, step by step directions on completing this penguin catapult STEM challenge with your students. You will also find a STEM design mat, and a “test your results” mat.
This reading comprehension lap book is the heart of this Let’s Celebrate unit. In it you will find:’
- Vocabulary practice
- Summarizing (somebody-wanted-but-so)
- Character analysis for Mr. Popper, Mrs. Popper, Bill Popper.
- Writing prompt.
All the comprehension activities require the students to go digging into text evidence!
To top this celebration with a yummy treat, directions and a shopping list are included for you to prepare this easy penguin snack with your students.
One more activity that might interest you to complement your arctic animals unit, is my polar animals close reads:
You may click on any of the pictures to see from my TPT store.
Thanks for reading teacher friends! Until next time,
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