I talked with each first grade class about the differences in the North and South Poles and read the book: Poles Apart. Each student then made an animal from the north or south pole to add to our world.
Penguins Art Project. This is an activity that students with many different learning and motor challenges can do. Pre-cut some of the pieces for the more affected student. Read more about this cute craft at: http://www.allstudentscanshine.com/2015/01/penguins-art-projects.html