Back to School – 1/10

I wasn’t planning on going back to school (we took a nice long Christmas break) until next Tuesday, but the kids really wanted to go back to school now so today we started our dinosaurs unit.

  • Discussed fact/non-fiction vs. fiction
  • Discussed what science fiction is
  • Learned the terms paleontology and paleobotany as well as paleo, ology, and botany
  • Discussed what the term dinosaur means
  • Read and discussed quotes at the beginning of Jurassic Park
  • Read intro of Jurassic Park
  • Painted the styrofoam pieces of our DNA model
  • Read prologue of Jurassic Park
  • Discussed parts of the dictionary entry of raptor
  • Made pages for their Dinosaur Notebooks (Ani copied entire definition of raptor; Cameron copied shortened version of definition of raptor; both drew a picture of their concept of a raptor)

Ani painting part of the DNA model

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