Share with children this penguin slide show. Discuss with children some different kinds of penguins including the Emperor, Adelie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap. On an easel pad create a large simple graph, entering each penguin name down the left-hand side. Invite children to vote on their favorite penguin. Each child can enter a vote by coming forward and marking an X across from the correct penguin name. (You may want to add vertical lines to your graph to help children find their places.) Help children review their graph by asking questions such as Which penguin got the most votes? The fewest votes? And so on.
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