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Somehow I was unfamiliar with Tacky the penguin until just recently.
I don't know how this happened because I know and love other books Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger wrote/illustrated. Last week I read Three Cheers for Tacky to my first graders. Tacky doesn't quite fit in with the other penguins. He has a very hard time learning the cheer. In the end, Tacky's unique rendition of the cheer makes it more interesting, and his team wins. The others learn that Tacky is an odd bird, but he's a good bird to have around. My students loved this book. I looked around online, and found an old post from Primary Graffiti with a link to a video and some free activities. Next week we're going to do some more activities and read some of the other Tacky books.
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