This week we are continuing our dinosaur unit with our dinosaurs research project! We are also working on measurement and continuing VOWEL TEAMS BOOTCAMP!
And as always you can download my lesson plans by clicking the image below!
The ‘staches will be using my Dinosaurs research creation to research and write about dinosaurs! This week we are learning about T-Rex, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. For each dinosaur, we will read a book, complete a tree map and write about the dinosaur. We will also label the dinosaur and do a directed drawing for each dino.
This research project contains suggested books, recording sheets for dinosaurs and each type of dinosaurs as well as all the materials needed to create your research journal and graphic organizers! This 2 week dinosaur unit is aligned to the NGSS.
At the end of the week we will add all of our new learning about dinosaurs and address any misconceptions! We will also write about our favorite dinosaur!
For more dinosaur ideas, activities and fun, check out this post:
Check out our dinosaur room transformation!
Book suggestions for your dinosaur unit:
Dinosaur Emergent Readers:
This week we’re we are continuing our Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This week is AR words! So that means circle maps, word building, and word writing.
For AR words, we do this super fun anchor chart with a SHARK! I make shark teeth with AR words. Students read the word and glue the shark’s teeth in his mouth!
In math, we are working on measurement using non-standard units and measuring how big and how heavy objects are.
First, we sort by size. I give the kids strips of paper and they sort them by big or little.
Then we predict if one object is heavier or lighter than the other and we use our balance to weigh the two objects! For a recording sheet for this activity, CLICK HERE!
Then we read the book Measuring Penny which is all about measuring with non-standard units. Then we use dog bones to measure different objects!
Finally, we use our Spring Into Measurement unit to start working with rulers and non-standard units to measure pictures! Each of our measurement creations comes with rulers featuring non-standard themed pictures. We learn how to place the ruler on the edge of the picture and measure to the edge of the picture. And we’re learning vocabulary such as height and width! I think this is such a valuable skill for our students to learn so that’s why I created our measurement creations to make it fun and engaging!
We wrap up measurement with the MEASUREMENT OLYMPICS!
We have a summer olympics themed measurement creation where we compete in different events and measure the results. First we do a shot put (cotton ball), a discus (paper plate), and a javelin throw (straw) and the long jump! The kids measure their distance and record the answers!