Our Polar Pal unit is underway and we are having BIG fun! We've learned about all different kinds of penguins. Every year, we usually make the shoe print penguins I posted last year. Recently, I saw these cute Macaroni penguins made from triangles and thought I'd try something different. I tried to go back and find the post, but after hours of searching, I was lost. I finally started experimenting, and came up with this example for the children to use.
We traced large triangles and cut them out.
We glued the smaller white triangle on top of the larger black triangle. Yellow construction paper was cut to make feet and the little feather spikes on the top of the penguin's head.
I think they came out pretty cute, and it was something a little different than what we've done previously. I thought the parents might enjoy these since I have several students that are siblings of last year's students, so it will be something new for them to see. Because this was a teacher directed activity, we won't put these into student portfolios, but I got some great anecdotal notes on tracing, cutting and the students' narratives about their penguins.
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!