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The Penguin

9th Jan 2021

Hi Everyone, 

We are learning all about penguins in Senior Infants. Here are some very interesting facts about Penguins. 

Penguins belong to the bird family but they cannot fly. They have black and white feathers that make excellent camouflage, and they have a special layer of feathers which helps to keep them warm.

They spend half of their life on land and the other half swimming in the water, so their wings have changed to act like flippers which makes them great swimmers.

Penguins are known for waddling their feet when they walk, and they also slide on their bellies across the snow. Both of these help them move while saving their energy.

Almost all groups of penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the bottom half of the Earth.

Penguins eat krill, fish, squid, and other sea creatures.

Here is a link to a short video about penguins:

Here is a link to the book' The Emperor's Egg' by Martin Jenkins.

I wonder if you could draw a picture of a penguin and write a few sentences about a penguin and post it on See- Saw? 

Or if you are really up for a challenge maybe you could write your own penguin story? 

Have fun, 

Ms. Deery xox