Week Two: Dinosaur Stomp!
I just LOVE the photo-bomb cutie is the background of this sweet pic! My little One'asaurus in the foreground is busily painting her Triceratops with greens, browns, and white.
Look at that developing grasp!! Swoon...
But my little Three'asaurus in the background is focused in his explorations with our "Eye Spy" paper glasses provided by our education partners at Mother Goose Time that came as part of our dinosaur themed Emergent Reader book,
This week we focused on 5 popular dinosaurs similarities and differences.
We learned the words "herbivore" and "carnivore" and what those meant. We also discovered that we, as humans, are "omnivores" since we eat both meat and plants. We discussed the different types of plants that we eat like apples, oranges, and lettuce. We wondered if the dinosaurs might have liked those pants too?
The making of a GREAT week!
"Explode," by Dancing Beats from Mother Goose Time is the newest addition to our YouTube Dinosaur Dance playlist. It is perfect for helping our tiny dino's how to move and groove to the beat with easy to follow dance steps they can quickly mimic and master!
We are the Dinosaurs!
NO preschool day is complete without LOTS of singing, dancing, and wiggling to the music
This one is a HIT and always has them begging to "STOMP!"
This one has been great to help them learn dinosaur names and it has all of us singing in an Aussie accent!
And of course, the Dinosaurs A to Z song!!
But we're not just singing and dancing all day....we have SO much more to do!
We painted with friends as we counted 17 bony plates on the Stegasaurus.
We built geometric awareness as we used shapes as materials to construct a dinosaur!
We practiced rhythm and patterns with out newest book (and a whole lot of instruments), "Jurassic Jam!"
And we are reading even more dinosaur books each day! We LOVE these....
We are learning about dinosaurs each day as we count our way up to 31! Even our daily circle time board is dino themed!
We have been matching our dinosaur friends to their information cards and learning about each one! This week we have discovered dinosaurs as long as several buses put together and one as small as a mouse!
From Music and Movement to Science and Discovery this week has been FULL of opportunity for dinosaur discovery and education through play!
As always, I wish you well and I hope you get to play today! -L
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