On Monday we entered our classroom, where we discovered two huge dinosaurs that had taken up residence on our classroom bulletin board. There was the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex and his leaf-eating buddy, the huge Brachiosaurus (OK, maybe these two might not have exactly been buddies, as we started to find out more about them). As a class we talked about which one was a carnivore and which was an herbivore and what those terms meant.
On Tuesday we started our own fossils, which we made from plaster. First we prepared the plaster (a very messy endeavor or trial and error, as we "forgot" to measure) and then we pressed objects into the mix. Later this week, we're going to pick our objects out of the plaster paleontologist-style and check out the fossils that are left behind.
Also, this week we guessed how big some of our favorite dinos actually were. Then we looked up the actual results and measured the distances out in the hallway. These guys were BIG!
- Check out the "Flower Power Bulb Fundraiser" order forms we've given your children. The deadline for orders is April 13th, and all orders will ship directly to customers' homes by April 27th.
- Our classroom is starting our own terrarium and we are in need of some supplies. Please check out our Sign Out Clipboard to see what we need!
- April Vacation sign-ups are posted on our door! Please let us know if your child will or will not be coming to BASE during that week.
- There is also a sign-up for Friday April 6th, as Braintree Public Schools will be closed that day.