Posts made in December, 2012

Dinosaurs Day 16: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Dinosaurs Day 16: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex Today we focused on one of the more popular Cretaceous carnivores, Tryrannosaurus Rex.  We had a few writing and math paper along with a wooden dino model. Read: A T. Rex Named Sue by Natalie Lunis page 10 in Dinosaurs: Diggin’ Discovery (A+ Let’s Grow Smart!). Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to see you to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur...

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Dinosaurs Day 15: Cretaceous Carnivores

Dinosaurs Day 15: Cretaceous Carnivores

Cretaceous Carnivore Dinosaurs For today we learned more about 10 carnivore dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to see you to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we made earlier. Dinosaur Flashcards: Albertosaurus- read The Albertosaurus Mystery by T.V. Padma Baryonyx- readpage 7 in Dinosaurs: Diggin’...

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Dinosaurs Day 14: Cretaceous Omnivores

Dinosaurs Day 14: Cretaceous Omnivores

Cretaceous Omnivore Dinosaurs For today we learned more about 4 omnivores from the Cretaceous Period.  They include Gallimimus, Ingenia, Ornithomimus, and Therizinosaurus. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to see you to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we made earlier. Dinosaur Flashcards: Gallimimus- read page 15 in Dinosaurs: Diggin’...

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Dinosaurs Day 13: Triceratops

Dinosaurs Day 13: Triceratops

Triceratops Today we focused on one of the more popular Cretaceous herbivores, Triceratops.  We had a few writing and math paper along with a wooden dino model. Read: Triceratops by Leigh Rockwood page 12 in Dinosaurs: Diggin’ Discovery (A+ Let’s Grow Smart!). Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to see you to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification...

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Dinosaurs Day 12: Cretaceous Herbivore

Dinosaurs Day 12: Cretaceous Herbivore

Cretaceous Herbivore Dinosaurs For today we learned more about 12 of the herbivore dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to see you to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we made earlier. Dinosaur Flashcards: Ankylosaurus- read I Am an Ankylosaurus by Karen Wallace and read-pages page 6 in Dinosaurs:...

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Dinosaurs Day 11: Jurassic Carnivores

Dinosaurs Day 11: Jurassic Carnivores

Jurassic Carnivore Dinosaurs Today we are looking more closely at a 7 of the carnivore dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period.  We learned more about Allosauru, Archaeopteryx, Ceratosaurus, Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Megalosaurus, and Yangchuanosaurus. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to learn how to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we...

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Dinosaurs Day 10: Jurassic Herbivores

Dinosaurs Day 10: Jurassic Herbivores

Jurassic Herbivore Dinosaurs For today we are looking more closely at a 7 of the herbivore dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period.  We learned more about Apatosaurus, Brahiosaurus, Diplodocus, Kentrosaurus, Stegosaurus, Toujiangosaurus, and Zigongosaurus. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to learn how to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we...

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Dinosaurs Day 9: Triassic

Dinosaurs Day 9: Triassic

Triassic Dinosaurs Now we started taking a closer look at a few dinosaurs from each period.  Today we learned about 3 dinosaurs from the Triassic Period; Fabrosaurus, Massospondylus, and Plateosaurus. Discuss: As you learn each dinosaur on this day look up the Dino Dictionary to learn how to correctly pronounce their names, and find each dinosaur on the dinosaur classification chart that we made earlier. Dinosaur...

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Dinosaurs Day 8: Mesozoic Era

Dinosaurs Day 8: Mesozoic Era

Mesozoic Era For this day we learned that the Mesozoic Era is divided into 3 periods; Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.  We also made a graph for the height of some dinosaurs. Read: page 17 in Dinosaurs: Diggin’ Discovery (A+ Let’s Grow Smart!) Discuss: The Mesozoic Era is “THE AGE OF REPTILES” The climate of the Mesozoic Era was generally warmer and more tropical than what we experience on Earth today. The seasons were very...

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Dinosaurs Day 7: Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores

Dinosaurs Day 7: Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores

Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores For this day we studied the differences between herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore dinosaurs.  We also did a few math and writing activities today. Discuss: What are somedifferences in the characteristics of the meat-eating dinosaurs and the plant-eating dinosaurs. Show pictures of different types of teeth. If a dinosaur was an herbivore, ate plants only, what kind of teeth did it have? Did it have claws?...

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