Dinosaurs {Their FAVORITE Unit}

We started our Dinosaur unit last week.  And can I just say this was A GINORMOUS hit!!!
These paleontologists worked so hard and cooperated nicely during our learning centers!  Here are a few things we completed this week.

Composing sentences about dinosaurs.

Searched for prehistoric words that were 5 letters or less and also dinosaur names with 6 or more letters.
this came from my very dear friend Alessia Albanese's Dinosaur Writing the Room Activities.  She also has an incredible Dinosaur Literacy and Math Unit that we used during our learning centers.  

 Here I took some plastic dinosaur fossils and buried them in a tub of pea gravel.  These kids had so much fun digging and searching for the fossils.

 We used the fabulous Danielle Kroger's Dinosaur Math Unit to help us make 10.  The kids had a blast using the mini dinosaur erasers as counters.  Thanks Danielle!!!

The kids had SO.MUCH.FUN. using Marsha Mcguire's I-Spy Prehistoric Sight Word activity!  We used the first two mats which are the first two Dolce word lists.  I can't wait to introduce the next two lists next week!  They used magnifying glasses to search for words throughout the work mats.  Any you know, anytime to give kids magnifying glasses there is fun (and learning) to be had!

In this center the Littles had to crack open the "dinosaur" egg, say the number, 
and record the correct tally marks to match.  
(also from Danielle Kroger's Dinosaur Math Unit)

Once the Littles finished their learning center they got to explore using real fossils and rocks with miniature dinosaurs.  I think they thought they had hit the jackpot!!!

I was out on Thursday and Friday because I had to have some dental word done.
We will be continuing our Dinosaur unit this week!  
Have a wonderful week friends!


  1. Wow, that looks like a blast! :) Sorry you were out for dental work, that is the WORST. Those look like lots of fun dinosaur centers, I'm going to have to check out those packs! Thanks for sharing your great ideas in your classroom!

    Fun in PreK-1
    P.S. I feel like I have seen those hats at Dollar Tree?

    1. Hey Jessica! Yes, you did see the actual dino hats at the Dollar Tree - HUGE success in the class! The Paleontologist hats are from Party America (a bit more expensive that's why I went the Dollary tree route).

    2. Aha! :) I have to say I was disappointed by Dollar Tree today. I went looking for yellow rubber gloves (you know, like cleaning ones) for our upcoming space unit and they didn't have any!

  2. Oh My Goodness....I love those hats!!! Looks like such a fun unit!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your cute class pics with us! They had so much fun learning! I love all those awesome activities (I am headed to check them out!) :)
    Crayons and Curls

    1. Cheryl~you will love the packs that Alessia, Danielle and Marsha have. They were a wonderful addition to my learning centers!

  4. This is sooo cute!! I love it!!! Those hats are adorable!!!!

  5. I see I'm not the only one to LOVE those hats! Sooo cute! Renee

  6. I got some new ideas for our dinosaur unit. I also LOVE those hats and will be on the hunt for them to add to my dinosaur collection. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.