Read to children The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins (Candlewick Press). After reading, talk with children about the location of Antarctica (show its location on a globe), explaining that it is the coldest place on Earth, with lots of ice and chilling winds. Give children torn bits of white, blue, and black construction paper. Provide each child with a white sheet of construction paper and paste. Encourage students to use the torn paper to create a picture of Antarctica including frozen land, water, and penguins. Invite each child to dictate a sentence about his or her picture as you record it at the bottom of the paper.
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