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:
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.