Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear Families,

This week we were learning all about dinosaurs.

Our friends brought in many great books, figurines, and stories about dinosaurs that helped answer our questions.

 We learned about how scientist discovered dinosaurs.  How fossils helped the scientist learn more about dinosaurs and how they lived.  Then, printed our own fossils using salt dough, figurine dinosaurs, and plants. Some students made footprints and found that dinosaurs have different shaped footprints. Some dinosaurs had sharp points to protect their bodies. We looked very closely and noticed different designs and shapes on our prints.

I made T-Rex foot prints!

I made a fossil of a plant!

Look at T-Rex's head print!

The dinosaurs have different foot prints!

I am making a T-Rex print.

This dinosaur has many sharp points! Look at the print it made.

I like the plant print!

My dinosaur was walking!

Before we could print we had to make our dough soft by kneading it. 

I am looking at how T-Rex and Brontosaurus heads are different. 

I like the footprints the Brontosaurus makes.

I made a plant print. The Brontosaurus likes plants!

I found the print I want to keep!

I want to keep this print!

I made footprints!

During out week we also had Drizon Day. We celebrated by going to the log house and participating in different activities with our friends. 

The floor was a little cold for our bare feet.

We discussed about why we don't see any dinosaurs alive today.  We shared some ideas that scientists think happened to the dinosaur such as; volcano explosion, or a comet or asteroid hit the Earth. We became scientists and worked in small groups to make our own volcano to study. 

Then in art, we made some volcanoes. We blew into straws to move our lava around our paper. It was so much fun!

 Next week we will be our science celebration week. We have a few fun activities planned such as;

  • Monday: What is Science? 
  • Tuesday: Becoming a Scientist
  • Wednesday: Little Scientists Day - Some of our families volunteered to give us a science demonstration.
  • Thursday: A Special Guest - A science teacher will be visiting to talk more about science. 
  • Friday: Our trip to the museum 

A friendly reminder that our field trip permission form and money is due on Monday, March 13th. In order to access the permission form you must be signed in to your Horizon Gmail account.