Monday, October 22, 2007

October 22-October 26th

Discover Dinosaurs
Today we learned about the Anatasaurus, a duckbilled herbivore from the cretaceous period.
We made our own dinosaur skeletons out of Popsicle sticks.
Today begins Red Ribbon Week. Say No To Drugs! Say Yes to School!
We discussed and drew pictures showing all the nasty things smoking causes, including:
Halitosis (bad breath), hairy tongue (a disease that turns the tongue black), coughing, lack of energy, damaged taste buds and poor circulation! Smoking puts children at higher risk for asthma and bronchitis. It also smells bad and stains clothes and furniture!
We worked on our “Smoking Is Bad” poster. We are proud to be drug free!!!
Today we practiced rhyming. Give your child a word and see what they can rhyme it with. (Example – cat/hat, cow/now, tree/see)
Books We Read:
“Dinosaur Days” by Joyce Milton

Space Adventure
We learned about Saturn, the ringed planet!
We practiced hula hoping. The hula hoops remind us of the rings around Saturn, and it’s a great way to stay healthy!
We read about astronauts. Astronauts have to keep their bodies in top condition. Drugs and alcohol are out of the question for anyone who wants to visit outer space!
We tried “Tang”, an orange drink mix that astronauts drink.
Books We Read Today:
“Astronauts” and “The Moon” by Carmen Bredeson
“Space Explorers” by Joanna Cole

Discover Dinosaurs
Today we dug for dinosaurs! We learned that Paleontologists have to work very hard and be very patient to dig for dinosaur bones.
We are all going to say Yes to staying in school, because when we Say yes to school and no to drugs we can be anything we want to be when we grow up!
Books We Read Today
“What Is A Fossil” by Meish Goldish
“Dinosaur Roar” by Paul and Henrietta Stickland

Space Adventure
Today we learned about rockets!
We continued our discussion about saying yes to school and no to drugs! We have big dreams, so we have to take good care of our bodies and our minds!
We designed our own space shuttles!
We practiced tying our shoes. The kids are really getting good at this!
Books We Read Today:
“Rockets and Spaceships” by Karen Wallace

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