Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? When I was a little boy I was obsessed with dinosaurs. And trust me…my ‘staches were no different. The excitement around our dinosaur unit was almost more than we could handle.
TRUE STORY! I was having my final evaluation of the year and was doing a dinosaur read aloud. Every time I read (or butchered) the name of a dinosaur, my friend DogPound would correct me. In front of the principal. hehe
On with the dinosaurs!
As always, we kick off our units with…of course…a silly hat!
To make these, just cut out 6 green diamonds. Glue to a green strip and glue the points together. Tape to a green strip and measure to fit! BAM!
I love schema maps because it provides the opportunity to record all of our thinking and then we can address any misconceptions as we study and learn. I love the Post-It notes because they make the schema map so flexible and fluid!
Here’s my tip of the day: When doing class tree maps, draw a box around each statement or sentence. This makes it easier for the ‘staches to write the statements. Usually they just write the first line or word, but the box helps them understand that they must write the whole statement. BAM!
We made giant dinosaur feet and did the Dinosaur Stomp on GoNoodle!
These were super cheap and easy. The foam sheets are 33 cents at Wal-Mart. Total cost for a class set was $9.
I just traced a giant dinosaur foot and cut them out! Slice an X in the middle and BAM! Dino feet!
We measure a T-rex foot and see how many of our feet it takes to fill up a Tyrannosaurus Rex foot!
Thanks to my friend Tanya at Mrs. Solano’s Kindergarten, we got to be paleontologists! We read a book about being a paleontologist and then we went digging for fossils.
When I told them we were going to dig for fossils, they were beside themselves. They kept asking if we were going to dig for real bones and fossils.
I mean just look at the excitement on DogPound’s face. It’s just too much!
The fossils were actually chocolate chips. But just like real paleontologists, we wore safety goggles and used our tools to find and excavate fossils!!!
If you’d like a simple emergent reader about Paleontologists, click the picture!
Dinosaurs Art Projects
Half paper plate, glue and glitter! Totally easy and super sparkly!
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >