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Dinosaurs – Under The Soil

Aug 5, 2023

THEME

Dinosaurs

COLOUR

Green

SHAPE

Triangle/Cone

NUMBER

Recap

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LETTER

Dd – Dinosaur

What an exciting two 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!?  

The Bugs took our Dinosaur toys outside to “explore” our playground. The Dinosaur (and the Bugs) had so much sliding, munching on the trees, visit the Happy Hoppers classroom and jumping off of the tyres.  

For our art activities over these 2 weeks, the Bugs used our Dinosaur toys, dipped their feet in paint and let them “walk” all over their page.  

We gave each table of Bugs a Dinosaur toy to copy and free draw. This is an excellent activity fr hand-eye coordination. 

We made the most delicious Dinosaur cookies that the Bugs helped measure out ingredients, mix, cut out, bake and then ice.  

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 is almost over! 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!  

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ...

Keep Warm!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

8 Aug: Pyjama Dress Up Day

8 Aug: Break Up Day

9 Aug: Public Holiday

10 Aug: Holiday Club Starts

1 Sept: Holiday Club Ends

6 Sept: Term 3 Starts!

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

We think our Bugs are RAWWWWR-SOME!!

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