PK 3.1 Jurassic Newsletter

Ms. Ginni's Class

DINOSAURS STUDY UNIT

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MAKING BOOKS AT HOME!!!

Dear Parents,

Today your child went home with a Ziploc bag with a white booklet and some crayons inside. Here you will find the instructions for that activity.

This is not "homework", is just a fun activity to do at home with your child and to establish a home-school connection that will benefit their cognitive development.

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SONG OF THE WEEK

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Dinosaur Egg

We started this week with a very unique surprise, a Dinosaur Egg!!! that was inside our treasure box.

We put the egg in water and during the day the egg shell cracked and we saw how the dinosaur that was inside started growing.

It was a very interesting experiment for all the children...just look at their faces!

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Our Dinosaur Ideas Web

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Counting from 1-10 and sequencing with Dino puzzles

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More Fun with Dinosaurs!

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There’s more than one way to measure. Using our own footprints to measure help us to relate to the relative size of a dinosaur.

Ms. Ginni placed the copy of an Apatosaurus footprint on the floor, then she asked us to take off our shoes.

We placed our shoes one in front of the other, trying to cover the dinosaur footprint.

We discussed how many people can stand on the footprint at one time?

How many footprints does it take to fill the Apatosaurus footprint?.......38!!!!

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Dinosaur Prints

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What's Inside Dinosaur?

Ms. Ginni loves this activity because it promotes hands-on learning. It really encourages our curiosity of what’s inside of us, or in this case what’s inside of dinosaurs!!
On one side of the “x-ray” is a picture of a dinosaur, and if you flip it over you will see the x-ray of the dinosaur. BUT if you are looking at the picture of the dinosaur and place it on the light table you will not only see the dinosaur but also the bones shining through too!
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Prehistoric Play Dough

We used brown playdough and some dino stampers to create fossils!

We make the playdough into balls and then flatten them. Then we pressed the side of a dino stamper into the playdough to make fossils.We even created a brontosaurus with 2 heads!!!

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WORKING IN CENTERS!

Look at our center´s chart! We are learning how to move our picture cards to the different learning centers.
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Dinosaur Sorting Activity

The Big Idea was: Dinosaurs existed by eating large quantities of plants like ferns or by eating other animals. We can classify dinosaurs in many different ways, but we decided to sort dinosaur into meat eaters or plant eaters.
We talked about very interesting facts during this activity. If a dinosaur was an herbivore, ate plants only, what kind of teeth did it have? Did it have claws? Did it have a large mouth or a small mouth? What if the dinosaur was a carnivore and ate meat only, what kind of teeth would it have? Would it have claws? We will discover the answers to these questions and some more during the next weeks.
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Dinosaur Silouettes

Using dinosaur tracers outlined , we painted over with beatiful colors making a silhouette of the dinosaur as shown in the picture. We enjoyed the paint´s texture in our hands and even in Ms. Ginni´s face.
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Final Product!!!

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