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Nonfiction Monday: Winter

Here's a fiction/nonfiction book pair about living and playing in ice and snow for K-2.

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9781570916212_lg_2A Mother's Journey
by Sandra Markle (Author)
and Alan Marks (Illustrator)

Reading level: K-2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge

After an emperor penguin lays her egg, she leaves it with the male and goes off to find food.

Pair With

9781590785591Red Sled
by Patrica Thomas (Author)
and Chris Demarest (Illustrator)

Reading level: K-2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

This sledding story poem is written in the shape of a hill, just perfect for sledding!

Activities...

Find Emperor Penguin facts, photos, video, map and an e-card at National Geographic's Creature Feature.

Visit the Mawson Coast Research Center for Emperor Penguin photos, facts and maps.

Watch an Emperor Penguin rookery video clip (with teacher's notes.)

Listen to the Sounds from around Mawson and hear seals and penguins.

See a warm water sea creature hatch at A Sea Turtle Picture a Day.

Review these Winter Sports Safety Tips.

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