Dinosaur Unit

Are you counting down the days?  We have 9 more days left until the end of the school year. May has been exhausting so I am looking forward to summer. 
Last month we finished our dinosaur unit. I just love studying and learning about dinosaurs.
My students loved learning about dinosaurs too.  We read about dinosaurs, compared dinosaurs with reptiles, learned new vocabulary words, researched dinosaurs and wrote a report on them and so much more...
Here are some pictures of my dinosaur unit.

 My students pretended they were paleontologists and discovered new dinosaurs and wrote about them.  We also read the book If the dinosaurs came back by Bernard Most.
 We wrote our own version and turned it into a class book. 
Here are some examples.
This was a great unit to differentiate and work together in groups. My olders (3rd graders) in my class worked with the youngers to create their dinosaur reports. Working together to complete a project works nicely in my multiage class.
Some of my students brought their dinosaurs from home. 
One of my guided reading groups  read Dinosaur Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne and I read to them Dinosaur Habitat by Helen V. Griffith. 

Click on the picture of my dinosaur unit and check it out on tpt.
Have a great one!


May's Top Pinterest picks

I am linking up with Inspired Owl's Corner and Pawsitevely Teaching for May's top pinterest picks. 

I saw this picture on pinterest and it totally sparked my idea for my Mother's Day project this year. My students will write why their mom is a super hero....and then they will draw and paint a picture of mom similar to this picture. My students were so excited.  Another art project, absolutely! This picture is layered and done in three steps.  Art with Mrs. Seitz has a great post on how to do this project.  Check out the original pin here.

A couple months ago I pinned Tour the States video, this is Tour the World video.  So cool and my students beg to watch them.  Original pin see here.

My last pin is of a summer project I found.  Kate Uppman took her plain tables and painted them with whiteboard paint and they look amazing.  She describes in detail how she does it.  You can check out the post here.  The original pin check out here.
and lastly just as Effie says

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