Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Third Grade Book Club Celebration

by guest blogger Mrs. Young

The third grade book club met (almost) weekly this semester to discuss Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.  We had fun comparing the technology available during Mr. Popper's time with that in our own.  We even used the iPads to watch live feed from the South Pole and a penguin exhibit at Sea World!  We used context clues from the the book to research and determine what kind of penguins we thought belonged to Mr. Popper and whether they were portrayed accurately in the book.  We celebrated the end of our time together by decorating penguin shaped sugar cookies and watching scenes from the recent movie to compare with the book.  We were really excited when a character in the book said that the penguins were Gentoos, which is one of the species that we had come up with through our research!

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