Beware of Dinosaurs! As ferocious as these guys look, they were simply moving to the groove of the "dinosaur pokey," led by Teacher Jesy. We discovered dinosaurs in so many ways this week! We talked about paleontologists and how they find clues like bones, fossils, and other pieces of the past to try and solve the puzzle of what something was, what it looked like, ate, did, and more. We gave kids bones to try and create their own dinosaur and talked about what they thought their dinosaur could have been like. They thought it "ate meat and bones" and was really fast - "35 thousand million miles" (per hour I am guessing) fast to be exact. We bubble wrap printed dinosaurs at the easel, found fossils in the playground, talked about the size of a dino's foot, made feet and many different types of dinosaurs, and tried to break some dino's free of their ice block with mallets. Here are some highlights of the week:
Well parents, I am sorry to say that I do not have all of the pictures yet! I will let you know when I do and will add them onto this portion of the blog. I am skipping ahead to Dinosaur week, which has lots to share!
The class before our big Zoo Trip, which I will add on here tomorrow hopefully, we had a VERY busy day learning about different Zoo animals that we would soon see. Teacher Jazmyn started the day for us by playing a game with the kids. Each child had a cup with a Zoo animal on it, and children each took turns being the "Zoo Keeper" who lost his key in one of the animal cages (the cups). The Zoo Keeper had to listen to clues about the animal and determine where the key might be!
Song from this weeK:
Alia Laack is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher who runs the Early Childhood Education program at Century High School, including the Little Jags Preschool.