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The Chapel School First-Graders Celebrate Penguins

The Chapel School first graders recently celebrated Penguin Awareness Day.
The Chapel School first graders recently celebrated Penguin Awareness Day. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Chapel School

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Chapel School first-graders recently celebrated Penguin Awareness Day.

The students completed a “Positively Penguin” unit on Jan. 20. Students in Mrs. Rockhill and Mrs. Kolb’s class were excited to learn about the birds of Antarctica, school officials said.

“The weather was definitely to our advantage,” said Kolb, noting the snow covered trees and schoolyard. “The perfect penguin backdrop.”

Rockhill said the penguins were tied in with math, science and reading lessons.

“We chose to do a penguin unit because of the versatility,” said Rockhill. “We created a tally and bar graph of the classes’ favorite flavor of goldfish snack.”

Students read fiction and non-fiction books about penguins and completed penguin shaped worksheets with facts that they learned. The first graders also participated in a read-a-long of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.”

“We strive to provide an education that possesses academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity that enables each child to develop in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Mr. Dhyne, Principal of The Chapel School-Bronxville.

Students celebrated the end of their unit by wearing their best penguin attire while watching “Happy Feet.”

The Chapel School and Village Lutheran Church are located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville. For more information about The Chapel School and its programs, residents can call 914-337-3202.

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