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Bought for Camp:
read Jurassic book from
- order dinosaur shadow puppets -- will arrive Wednesday
- buy bird egg/nest rubber stamp from Hobby Lobby
- set out supplies for feather bird collage
- set out Jurassic Period book & fossils, Storybook Art, Bone Poems, Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Poetry, crocodile article
- set out clipboard and paper for creative writing pieces
- tomorrow - finish displays for Devonian & Carboniferous, finish ginkgo artwork, review Permian & Triassic and plan posters, complete Tree of Life puzzle, continue to finger knit and weave
fossils from collection: ammonite, fossil dinosaur bone, dinosaur coprolite, sea urchin
to be honest, I find the dinosaurs pretty boring compared to the Paleozoic Era, so it's hard for me to get excited about this time period. I know the kids love it though. But I find it hard to think of artwork or museum displays because I think dinosaurs would be so challenging to draw!!! Maybe something with casting a footprint? One of the most memorable things I've ever done is stood in the fossilized footprint of a massive plant eater in Utah... it was so DEEP and so you knew right away this guy was HEAVY
dinosaur shadow puppet - black paper - bamboo skewers
the kids might like to do a battle between the plant eaters and the meat eaters
*** appparently the nice people at Moulin Roty made some and you can buy them instead of having to make them!
or just any dinosaur poems - Bone Poems by Jeff Moss
we could make a display with some kind of creative writing exercise in dinosaur poetry -- that would be fun!
Pangea is splitting apart, so we could show that in our museum - Pangea flipbook lesson?
sea snails, bony fishes, sharks & rays
cycads on land
prep Tuesday night:
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