We are Dino-mite!

Ms. Ginni's Class

Roarrr... for a great week!!!

This newsletter is just a small window to all the things that we do every week in our classroom. Remember that we learn when we play, so please feel free to come and play with us at any time!, just let Ms. Ginni know that you will like to come and play.

Children are fascinated by dinosaurs and enjoy learning about them. A great time to teach about dinosaurs is in October, when it is National Dinosaur Month, so we will try to close this unit at the beginning of the next month.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK

International Peace Day

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is about creating a culture of peace for future generations, and there is no better place to start than with children and youth.

Please send your kid to school wearing white this Monday, September 22nd. It's a regular school day but we will learn about peace through some very cool art projects.

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Sorting Dinosaurs by Color!

We started the week using Mini Dino Counters to sort dinosaurs. We sorted by color this time but next week we will try to sort by type of dinosaur, sort by whether they spikes on their backs, etc.

Sorting and classifying are basic skills taught to children as part of preschool and kindergarten math programs. These activities require children to organize items into groups based on a common characteristic such as size, color, shape, texture, or flavor and also explain why they grouped the items as they did.

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"My name is Special"

This activity was a great way to motivate children to practice recognizing and tracing their name. Tracing their name is also a good first step to handwriting. Young children begin their journey of reading and writing as they learn to read and write their first word. For most children, that first word is their name.
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DINOSAUR BONES HUNTING GAME

Ms. Ginni took us outside very early in the morning for a dinosaur bone hunt. Ms. Javi made some bones with newspaper and white paint.
The bones get "hidden" in the morning, really she just put them around the playground. Then we had to find the bones and we had to put them together to make a dinosaur fossil.

We really enjoyed this activity because the bones looked real!!

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WE LOVE DINO-BOOKS

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GO NOODLE!

Have you heard of Go Noodle yet?

Go Noodle is a website dedicated to Brain Breaks for the classroom! The class will choose a class mascot and earn points for their completed minutes of brain breaks.

As your class earns more points, they can get new mascots.

Super fun! We l-o-v-e having brain breaks before going home.

Everything is kid-friendly, and ready to go! try it at home!

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Dinosaur Graph

At the end of this week we made a large class graph with the more popular dinosaurs. Each student got a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur by putting a round sticker on the graph. We counted the dinosaur votes, add them up, and talk about which has the most votes, the least, and equal votes.
Great activity to reinforce math skills. You can do the same at home when it's dinner time! give them options, let them vote and promote a conversation with your child about the different options that they have.
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VOLCANO EXPERIMENT

Hooray for erupting volcanos of bubbly baking soda! A perfect entertainer for a very sunny day.
Ms. Ginni planned this activity for our dinosaur week because we hadn't done anything science related yet. She thought, what better way to go out on a high note than with a volcano explosion?
To make the volcano: First we filled our chosen container, a water bottle, with warm water and red food coloring but we left a couple inches empty toward the top. we also add about 5 drops of dish detergent. We smooshed play dough and brown paper around the bottle, to make it look like a volcano.
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Thank you Tomas!

Thank you Tomas for sharing your dinosaur eggs with the rest of the class. This was a nice surprise after a very long and rainy day! the children enjoyes the eggs and started making "families" with them.
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Triceratops in PK 3.1

Prehistoric adventures await, when children slip on this adorable Triceratops dress-up costumes!
we played in the dramatic play area that we were scientist trying to catch this big but friendly triceratops.
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Jell-O Excavation

We helped Ms. Ginni preparing the Jell-o, the we placed little toy dinosaurs in plastic cup full of Jello. Ms. Javi took all the cups to the teacher's lounge and refrigerated overnight. The next day, the cups were ready for investigation.A very messy, yummy and interesting way of investigating dinosaurs and our sensory skills.
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Classroom Rules!

The children are learning how to socialize and make new friends week by week. We can help reinforcing this rules at home with their siblings, friends and other family members.
1. We share our toys and classroom materials.

2. We care for others. Instead of making fun of them because they are crying or feeling sad, we give them a hug or we can also hold their hand to make them feel better.

3. We catch a bubble when we need to listen to our parents, teachers or any other adult that is taking good care of us. With a bubble in our mouths we can open our ears and listen to them. We are safe if we follow Ms. Ginni's instructions.

4. We help others: if we see a friend that is having problems with the Legos or in the playground equipment, we can offer them our help or we can also call the teacher if they need her help.
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Dinosaur Footprints

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FANLYC RELAY FOR LIFE!

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