Friday, February 28, 2014

Dinosaur days!

Saw this on a blog and had to try!  My students think the dinosaurs play while we are not in our room!
We have one more week of dinosaur Days in the classroom. I will post about the whole experience next week. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dinosaur Eggs

Today we started Dino days in K4!  We always start the unit by making our eggs. I use 2 parts water to 1 part flour. Mix in a big bowl. Put a small toy dinosaur into a balloon and blow up. Don't make the balloon too big. Use strips of newspaper over the balloon until the whole thing is covered. Once it is covered with newspaper I then cover with strips of white copy paper because when it's dry then we paint bright colors. 

Make sure the eggs are completely dry before painting!
Place in a basket with raffia or dry grass. Stay tuned for the hatching in 3 weeks!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

101st Day of school Dalmatian style!

We celebrated 101 days of school again! Each year I love to add something new to the day!  This year I added a dog glyph and a graph the students loved doing. Also we put a dog house in the room and they got to do one learning center inside the dog house!  They were barking for more!! You can pick up our unit here! Your students will have a dog gone good time!
Dressing up as Cruella gives the kids a special memory!
We sponge paint spots and paws on a white athirst, make dog ears, and a collar. Each student gets to pick their puppy name for the day. 
Our centers include: doggy Bingo,
A puppy craft, 1:1 correspondence( putting the right amount of spots on the puppy), uppercase and lowercase matching, a doggy glyph, a graphing sheet, and finally puppy tricks. As they complete each task they get to put a sticker on their puppy chart. I think it is good for the parents to have a visual to glimpse what we have been up to. I also have a Scooby snacks and puppy chow for a job well done!