Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tacky {the Penguin} Day

Today was “Tacky Day” in our 1st grade class.  We read lots of the books in the Tacky the Penguin series written by Helen Lester and did some fun activities to go along with many of them.    We learned that even though Tacky is an odd bird, he’s still fun to have around.

DSCN3805DSCN3809 DSCN3803 DSCN3804  DSCN3806 DSCN3807 DSCN3808Tacky the Penguin HeaderIn honor of Tacky we all dressed “tacky” today and made these cute Tacky the Penguin art projects.  Everyone chose different prints of scrapbook paper to make a “tacky” outfit for their penguin.DSCN3793 DSCN3769 DSCN3770 DSCN3771 DSCN3772 DSCN3773 DSCN3774 DSCN3775 DSCN3776 DSCN3777 DSCN3778 DSCN3779 DSCN3780 DSCN3781  DSCN3783 DSCN3784 DSCN3785 DSCN3786 DSCN3787 DSCN3788 DSCN3789 DSCN3790 DSCN3791       

After we read a few stories we didn’t have any trouble thinking of some other words to describe Tacky.DSCN3795  

This afternoon we  got a “Tacky Pack” of worksheets.  Inside our packet were activities that focused on vocabulary from the story, character traits, sequencing events, matching antonyms and patterning.DSCN3810DSCN3796 DSCN3797DSCN3798DSCN3799DSCN3800    DSCN3801DSCN3802

We ended our “tacky” day by reading Tacky in Trouble and filling out a story map about the story.  We had to recall information about the setting, characters, problem and resolution.  We also had to write about three of our favorite events from the story.DSCN3812DSCN3813DSCN3811

  Happy “Tacky” Day!!!


Katy Pancake-Boal said...

Love!!!!!!!! Do you have a way to download your worksheets???

maark said...

Did you create the Tacky Pack? Is it available online?


Cathy Sizemore said...

Please share your Tacky Pack and patterns. This is GREAT!

Carla Wolsky said...

Is there a way to get a copy of the Tacky Pack?

Rosy Patel said...

Would you please share your Tacky Penguin Packet. It is awesome. I would really appreciate it.