Arctic and Antarctica

Teacher: Mrs. Helen Maxwell
Unit: Arctic and Antarctica

student art

Language & Literacy

Packing List – draw and write items to bring to the North Pole, labeling with Kindergarten


Learn native words for sled dog commands
Label Arctic animals using upper and lower case letters
Read Arctic poetry, notice pattern of sounds, make up own poems
Daily journal writing and illustrating
Social Studies/Science
Create “globes” showing North & South Poles.
Introduce traditional globe and markings, equator, N Pole, S Pole
Build icebergs with model magic using various shapes
Northern lights – scientific reasons they occur
Discuss Arctic babies


Measure penguin heights, compare to children in class using rulers and yardsticks
Create penguin bodies using geometric shapes
Compare animal weights to weight of children in class.


Northern Lights. Create scenes using oil pastels and water colors
Torn paper Snowy Owls
Penguin made from toilet tissue rolls, following directions for success
Polar Bears with cotton balls
Icebergs of model magic
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