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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dinosaurs in the Classroom

 Dinosaurs invaded out classroom for the past two weeks.  The children used sand, plaster of Paris, and plastic dinosaurs to discover how fossils are made.  They made back plates from paper plates, dug for dino-bones, and played dino-games.  They've learned some big words and had lots of fun!

Digging for dino bones.

We made our own fossils from sand, plaster of Paris and plastic dinosaurs.

After the plaster (rock) hardened, the children used an archeologist tool to find the fossil.

Sorting dino bones and claws (straight and curved macaroni).

Making volcanoes.

Digging up dino bones in the morning class.

Friday, January 10, 2014

How low can you go?

We've had lots of giggles this week with "Chicken Limbo."  The weather was too bad to go outside, so we made use of the "Chicken Limbo" game.  This provides work on the upper torso strength and allows the children to practice turn taking.  The chicken clucks a song until the child bumps it.  The child then gets a "got cha."