Saturday, December 26, 2009

Penguins On Parade At Wink Elementary

And what do my eyes perceive? But squirming smiling penguins in front of a most excellent igloo! How does one find penguins and an igloo out in Wink, Texas? By visiting Ms. Diana Henderson's and Mrs. Barbara Jones' first grade elementary class. The first grade students were happy to share their learning experiences with me and did not mind a bit posing for an impromptu photo!

"The first grade students of Wink Elementary have had a lot of fun studying a cross-curricular unit about Antarctica," explained Ms. Henderson. Their studies included learning about the seventeen species of penguins in their Antarctica habitat as well as the sub Antarctic regions of the southern hemisphere, about their predators and the effects of global warming.

The students and teachers of Wink Elementary are extremely fortunate to have Smart Boards and document cameras in every regular classroom. This equipment enhanced the presentation and research by allowing access to Discovery Streaming, The Antarctic Connection and Starfall.

Link to Winkler County Post.


Jovan Gonzales said...

Man. Seeing as penguins are my #3 favorite animal, seeing kiddos dressed up as them with an igloo in Texas just melted my heart. Awwwwwww...

I wonder if they have been taught that the ocean surrounding Antarctica is called the Southern Ocean? I've been pondering why the heck the World Oceanographic something or other decided to add such a trivial name.

First Pluto, then the Southern Ocean, what's next ... penguins aren't really birds because they can't fly!?

Like what I did there? With the tying-in of things? BWahahaha. I'm clever.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Jovan, You're too clever for my blog! (ya know, like that song...I'm too sexy for my shirt!)

I'm not sure if the kiddos learned that vital piece of information. They sure were cute though. I did ask if they watched the March of the Penguins...loved that docu-movie! And they had.

Anonymous said...

Very amusing phrase

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