Our pack includes informational cards about many different types of penguins. We printed, laminated, and passed them out to partners. We also, on a whim, decided to print out extra information about each penguin to help with the research. The partners then had to fill out the "Penguin Report." They thought that was really cool because "high schoolers" do reports! The best part was a lot of them asked for another copy of the report to bring home and do for FUN.
I'm sure that Tacky is not only a classroom favorite of ours but also yours. Who doesn't love that strange bird!?! After reading the book, one of my students raised her hand and said, "Wouldn't it be fun to be Tacky's companion?" Which gave me an idea. I whipped up this writing paper [gotta love a printer in the room] and pulled out the scrap paper basket and we each made a companion for Tacky!