Friday, March 25, 2011

Dinosaur Museum

Wow! Look at those dinosaurs! We had a great time preforming for our parents and grandparents on Wednesday. This activity culminated our Dinosaur Unit. We studies dinosaur facts for 4 weeks and wanted to show off all we now know for our loved ones. The children sang songs and recited dinosaur facts and then walked their parents around the room to see all of the projects they did during the unit.

We made paper machie dinosaur eggs! Thank you to all the parents that helped us with this messy project.
The children really enjoyed making fossils and cracking them apart to discover a dinosaur! The children mixed the plaster in a paper cup and put a dinosaur in it and then it hardened. When we pretended to be palentologists and cracked them open the children were surprised to see such great looking fossils!

The children wrote dinosaur facts after we read non-fiction dinosaur books

Children always love building with blocks so we added dinosaurs to our block center. It was a ROARING good time!!
They also loved doing all of the dinosaur puzzles.

We read books and posters to learn all about dinosaurs and how they lived. We kept a Palentologist journal. We never figured out how dinosaurs died out. We all have different theories.

The children were most proud of our dinosaur mural in the hallway! Well all the dinosaurs are extinct in our room now and we will move on to learn all about bugs after sring break!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leprechaun On the Loose!!

Oh my, this is the letter we found when we entered the classroom this morning. And look below to see the pictures of how we found the room!

So we started the day cleaning the room up! After that we read Leprechaun on the Loose and made Leprechaun hats.

We then set a trap and went to music. While we were in music nad Mrs. Busse was in a meeting the Leprechaun visited our classroom again! He set the trap off but escaped. He left his pot with some gold (since it is St. Patrick's Day the gold was green) and a gold dust trail leading out the window.

We then read 2 books about Leprechauns and Potatoes and talked about Ireland. After reading we cut apart potatoes and made french fries because that was our favorite way to eat potatoes.
 We ate the french fries and finished the sentence If I found a leprechaun's pot of gold... Some children would buy a wii, some a motorcycle, one boy would by his mom an oven and a couple children would share it!

After writing we went to the office to see if the leprechaun had been seen there. No one had seen the leprechaun so we left some french fries for the secretaries and came back to the room.

Overall we had a wonderful day but we did not find the leprechaun. Maybe next year!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011

We Love Dr. Seuss!

On Tuesday March 2 we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday! As children entered they answered the question of the day which was, Do you like green eggs and ham? All but one student said NO then added GROSS! But guess what we had them anyway :). We made green eggs and ham and only 2 children said they didn't like them. We made these adoreable cat in the hats and read lots of stories. I took pictures of the children holding their favorite Dr. Seuss book and looking a lot like The Cat in the Hat. When I figure out how to put a slide show on I will add it.