Today we had fun finishing our study of the letter “D” and the color green. Here are some of the highlights.
I sent home the children’s folders today. Inside was a copy of the songs Six Little Ducks and I’m a Mean Old Dinosaur, a tracing paper and mini book from First School, a dinosaur mini book (I have had the original copy for years-no source.), a dinosaur, their name and numbers 1-20.
The outside of the folder was painted Wednesday with plastic dinosaurs. See this post for details.
We did a dinosaur activity this morning that was great for size comparison. I made a dinosaur footprint from a large piece of bulletin board type paper. It measured approximately 3 feet by 4 feet and is supposed to look like a brontosaurus footprint. The children were amazed at how little their feet were compared to the dinosaur footprint.
Next, I traced each child’s footprint onto green construction paper to make these dinosaurs. I cut them out and they glued them to a larger piece of paper along with some triangles for spikes. I let them use their imaginations to make the rest of the parts of their dinosaurs.
The picture above was made by a student who is really into writing letters right now. She is working so hard and I think it is great to see children excited about learning. Everyone loved making these dinosaurs. I should have taken pictures of all of them because they were all unique.
Finally, it was time for our Friday music time. During this time we will use some wooden xylophones I was given or other items as instruments. Today we made drums out of empty oatmeal boxes.
I have saved oatmeal boxes for several months so that everyone could have their own. All I did was give each child a sheet of paper and let them decorate it. Then we taped it to the oatmeal box and were ready to make some music.
We had a great week, and I am looking forward to our study of the letter “E” and the color purple next week.