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The penguins were here all week

This last week at school there was penguin fever in the air. Both Junior classes have been reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and they celebrated the end of the book by putting on a series of penguin skits. Friday’s assembly was well-attended by penguin supporters including parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. There were three skits – my favorite moment was the slap fight between two penguins. Also, watch for the “honorary penguin,” the littlest member of Jessie’s Junior One class – she didn’t want to be left out of the play and was delighted to be allowed to roam the stage.

The extra penguin
Mr. Popper realizes the house may be too small for two penguins
The Junior Ones take a bow

In the next clip from the second skit, Mr. and Mrs. Popper attempt to control their household (with limited results).

Admiral Drake talks with Mrs. and Mr. Popper

The Popper house gets a little more organized….

In the Mr. Popper’s Penguins finale, all of the Juniors sang “Your Personal Penguin!”by Sandra Boynton.

“I want to be Your Personal Penguin
I want to walk right by your side
I want to be Your Personal Penguin
I want to travel with you far and wide…”

We also listened to several well-played recorder performances. Below, Katrien and some of the Junior Twos play “Moving Forward” by Chris Judah-Lauder.

Here, most of the Seniors play “Jingle Bells.”

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