Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tug Of War and Mr. Popper's Penguins

Right now at school we are thinking about Mr. Popper's Penguins. Right now I am in the middle of the board because I think the birds might get lonely in their natural habitat. The title of our thinking is Tug of War. We have this board in our third grade classes because we wanted to have a different way of thinking about Mr. Popper's Penguins. Our thinking is changing throughout the book. There are two sides of thinking about if animals are better kept in their natural habitat or in captivity. We have been moving our clips from the captivity side from the middle and to the natural habitat side depending on what we have read. We all have ideas on what will happen. The last part we read was the penguins and Mr. Popper went to jail because Mr. Popper did not get enough sleep trying to keep the penguins cold so instead of saying "Royal" he said "Regal" so when they got to the Regal Theatre the Swenson's Performing Seals were there and Mr. Swenson got angry because the Popper's Performing Penguins were there. We are in big trouble. Bye guys!!


  1. I am glad to read the explanation for the rope outside the 3rd grade classroom. I wasn't sure what it represented. Now I do. Thanks!

    - Ms. Ernst

  2. Rachel you said that you all move your clips after reading. I'm wondering if you usually move them in the same direction?

  3. I hope that Mr. Popper and his penguins can get out of jail, so that the penguins can still perform.