Grade 2 students of Ms. Mohammed, Mrs. Lemay and myself participated in a home / family project of creating a life size penguin. Students chose one of 18 kinds of penguins and using a penguin information sheet practiced a presentation for the class. They could use any material that they liked to make their penguin. For example, they could use wood, paper, cardboard, papier-mache, felt, etc.
When students brought in their finished life size penguin they needed to be ready to share with the class. They talked about their penguin – size, what it ate, who was its predator, etc. They also talked about the step by step process of how they made it. At the end they answered questions. Students needed to remember to look at their audience and speak loud and clear.
You can see each student’s penguin in the slideshow below.
A special thanks to Mrs. Mohammed and Mrs. Lemay for including us in this great project.
Next is a mix of student presentations. Some clips are of students answering questions, some are of students explaining about their penguin facts or the process they used to make it with their family. Some students did not want to be filmed so there is just an image. Everyone did an excellent job. What do you think?