I’m so sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have an excuse… and it’s a good one. Did you hear about that Carnival cruise ship that got stranded out at sea? Well, I was babysitting for my friends during the entire fiasco! What was supposed to be me watching their three wonderful kids for three days, turned into EIGHT days! We really had a great time, but I can’t say the same for their parents!
So, with that said… I’m so sorry for the hold up. I have finally gotten back into the groove, am back at my house, and in a normal sleep cycle!!
I have so much respect for you single working moms out there! I don’t know how you don’t go to bed at 8:00 every night!! I was exhausted by the end of the day!!
So, I missed posting my Valentine’s Day fun pics but I’ll catch up on that over the weekend. For now I have got to share with you the FUN science activity we did today! We have moved on from matter and now are full steam ahead with DINOSAURS. I have a little guy in my class, who will remain nameless, who is an EXPERT on dinosaurs. Seriously, he knows like EVERYTHING! So, I just had to do a unit for him. He is loving it and it’s so cute to hear the kids ask him questions!!
Today we practiced using standard and non standard unit of measurements with a
T REX FOOT PRINT!!!
Just because I am amazed, I have to share:
The Tyrannosaurus Rex:
A T Rex walked on his tiptoes (like the other dinos).
T Rex’s TOE NAILS were a foot and a half long!!
Not to mention his whole foot was 36 inches long. CRAZY!!
Even more mind blowing is the distance between two of his footprints, or his stride, was between 12-15 FEET long! (even further apart when they were running!!)
I created replicas of the T Rex footprints and my kiddos went to work figuring out how long they were in inches and then how long they were in non-standard units of measurement. They also measured the width of them.
THEY LOVED THIS!!
After we did this, we took it to the hallway to measure the T rex’s stride!
We first measured it with rulers and then by first graders!!
My kiddos loved this! (and so did everyone passing by! I may or may not have gotten a few extra students throughout the activity!)