This year we decided to try something a little different with our dinosaur theme. You see, kids love dinosaurs. I mean, so do I, because they’re so cool and fascinating. So we decided to learn about dinosaurs early in the school year to build excitement in our kids at the start of school. (And it means we can actually do apples when it’s cool and not 99 degrees and humid…and we can do space at the end of the year!!) So it’s DINOSAUR WEEK!!!!
As always, you can download my plans for the week by clicking the images below:
For dinosaurs we will be using my Dinosaur Research Creation! We will be making a schema map, a tree map and doing some true and false sorting. We will even venture into some labeling this week!
I am excited to see how our first schema map turns out so early in the year!
We will learn about paleontologists and get to excavate a dinosaur dig and look for fossils! OK… OK…we’re digging chocolate chips out of a cookie!
We will make dinosaur feet and a dinosaur hat! (Of course a dinosaur hat!)
For more dinosaur fun, check out this post!
We are marching on through ABC BOOTCAMP! And people, we’re having a blast with our circle maps and hats! My ‘staches are growing tremendously in their letter and sound knowledge. It’s so freakin’ cool to see the daily growth during BOOTCAMP!
This week is letters K, L, M, N and O.
Circle maps. Handwriting. Silly hats!
Koala and keys, ladybug, martians and mustaches, noodles and otters!
In math, we’re soldiering on with number bootcamp! We’re getting great at number recognition and counting! This week we venture into the teen numbers!!
We will be working with ten frames this week to count to 20!
We’re going to read the book How To Dinosaurs Count To Ten!
We use ten frame cards and math manipulatives to practice our one to one correspondence! The ten frames really help with one to one correspondence because of the boxes and the ‘staches are engaged because they get to choose their counters!
Here’s a fun dinosaur ten frame card freebie for ya! It has a ten frame card for counting to 10 and a ten frame card for counting to 20!
Click to get your freebie!
And of course a dinosaur snack for Foodie Fun Friday:
click the image to get your free dino snack labels!
And of course an emergent reader and poem for the week:
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 >