Dinosaurs & Fossils
Silver & Green
Circle/Sphere & Triangle/Cone
Dd – dinosaurs
What an exciting 2 weeks we have had, with a super awesome theme to get everyone even more excited!! Because who doesn’t love Dinosaurs!?! These Busy Bugs have non-stop stomped and roared their way through the classrooms and we have loved every second of it!
It is so incredible to hear how much these little people know about dinosaurs and it’s even more incredible to hear them perfectly pronounce some of the incredibly challenging dinosaur names! We have spoken about Herbivores and Carnivores, as well as all of the “basic” dinosaurs like T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Velociraptors, Pterodactyl and Brontosaurus. We have also delved a little deeper into the lesser known dinosaurs such as the Mosasaurus (who looks like a very big whale with huge teeth!), the Ankylosaurs (this dino had a spiky, almost turtle like shell on his back and spikes on his tail) and even the Pachycephalosaurus (packy-sefa-lo-saurus)- just in case you were wondering how to say that giant word 😉 who had a giant “egg” shaped bubble on his head that was thought to be used to ram into things such and trees and bigger dinosaurs. We have loved watching the Bugs reactions to these incredible, extinct creatures and how they absorb everything that is said to them. We also learned all about fossils, how they are formed and who the people who dig them up and study them are, another very big word, Palaeontologist.
We did a Dino dig expedition by taking a trip to the sandpit and everyone had a chance to dig and uncover buried dinosaur bones. How exciting!?
For our art activities over these 2 weeks, the Bugs made adorable recycled Dinosaur feet that they can slip over their own feet and stomp around. We also made Dino horns by “hydro-dipping” egg cartons into watered down paint, painting the tips red and attaching them to cardboard boxes.
We also made another exciting Dino art piece, but we are keeping those safe for art expo!
We danced around to Dinosaur Stomp, Baby T-Rex and Walk The Dinosaur, as well as watched a few clips from the Jurassic Park/World movies (don’t worry, all the clips were age appropriate).
We can’t believe Term 2 has come to an end! We have loved every minute with these Bugs and can’t wait for the holidays to be over so we can get back to having fun!
We would like to wish our Busy Bugs friend Olivia, and her Mom and Dad, Catherine and Richard a safe journey and many happy memories as they relocate to Germany for an amazing adventure! We are going to miss you!
THE WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN ADULT IS ...
… that no one cares what your favourite dinosaur is. BUT WE DO CARE! Tell us what your favourite dinosaur is!
Dates to Diarise:
Holiday Club: 8 August
Public Holiday: 9 August
Holiday Club: 10 Aug – 2 Sept
Set Up Day: 5 Sept (NO SCHOOL)
Back to School: 6 Sept
Haircut Day: 7 Sept
School Photographs: 12-14 Sept
Hat Parade Day: 23 Sept
Public Holiday: 24 Sept