My kids LOVE penguins! In fact, we even got to pet some penguins a few years ago at SeaWorld on their penguin excursion. My littlest wasn’t around yet and every time the “I got to pet a penguin” subject comes up, she reminds us that she wasn’t there and needs a penguin excursion herself. But I digress.
Anyway, so, when we were given the opportunity to review the Penguin Unit Study from Love at Home Education, we jumped on it. Penguins for the whole family — yay!
Have you done a unit study ? We have done a few and they are a great way to get the whole family learning something together, regardless of how many grades you are schooling at the same time.
In our house, we have 3 grades, Kindergarten through 8th grade, so a unit study is a great way for us all to study together. And, since we all like Penguins, this was a great study for us.
The Penguins student from Love at Home Education was a fun one. I like these short unit studies so it’s a nice break for us from our regular schedule. This Penguin study has suggestions for all grade groups from Kindergarten through 12th and includes several activity choices.
The Unit study is considered an “open and go” study meaning you don’t have to do much planning which is great. The Penguin study is considered to be a one-week study.
First, there was a great vocabulary study with words for each age group. Sight words for younger, new readers as well as some great ideas for how to learn them. Vocabulary words are about penguins the definitions are included. Some of the vocabulary words range from blubber and provoke to kilometer and North Pole Tundra.
The study includes some facts about penguins and then has writing assignments ranging from tracing for the younger ages and writing prompts for older students.
Next, the parts of the penguin are covered with cut out words to label penguins, presentation ideas, and writing ideas for additional research regarding penguins for the older grades.
The Life Cycle of the Penguin is studied and then matching and additional writing prompts. There are many ideas throughout the study for you to cover with your kids. What a fun way to study penguins.
Overall, we really enjoyed the study. The kids really enjoyed learning about penguins and it was fun for all the kids to get to work together. There was a good variety of activities that were age appropriate and some great writing prompts which were fun. It was fun to learn about what the kids loved about penguins. We ended out Penguin week unit study with a Mr. Poppers Penguins viewing!
Have you used unit studies? Love at Home Education? I would love to hear about them. Comment below.