Mrs. Marshall's Second Grade Class
JFK Elementary School
East Islip, New York

Tacky the Penguin

What better way to chase away the winter "blah's" than with a fantastic, humorous story like Tacky the Penguin, by Helen Lester!  After reading Tacky the Penguin to my second grade class… and giggling quite a bit…we decided to implement our knowledge of adjectives, and describe TACKY!  Our class eagerly brainstormed a list of adjectives that properly described the whimsical character, and then wrote a "Class Acrostic Poem!"

T errific

 A wesome

 C lever

 K ind 

Y oung

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