Grade: 1st or 2nd
Content Area: Science
4.3 Students will continue to develop their knowledge of dinosaurs and demonstrate knowledge of what makes dinosaurs into different categories.
Students will know the names of different major dinosaurs, as well as major information.
I will read the story Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds to the class. I will explain the time period that dinosaurs lived in and begin to explain carnivores and herbivores. We will go over what the kids’ favorite dinosaurs are and end with an arts and crafts project where the kids will make posters of their favorite dinosaurs.
1. I will read the book out loud to all the students.
2. After reading the book to the students, we will go over each of the different dinosaurs in the book, and I will find out what the students know about each dinosaur.
3. Then, I will split up the students into two groups, based on what their favorite dinosaur is. I will then explain that their groups are based on the dinosaurs being herbivores or carnivores and what that means. The students will be broken down into groups of 2-3 based on the dinosaur within their groups that they choose (all Triceratops together, etc). The students will color masks and pictures of the dinosaur group they are in as well as learn the size and correct spelling of each dinosaur.
4. When students complete these tasks, they will take their pictures and add them to a poster board for all the dinosaurs. The day will be completed with the kids wearing the masks created and pretending to be dinosaurs.
Needed: Book, pictures of most popular dinosaurs for the kids to color, as well as masks, poster for the completed dinosaur pictures to be added to, crayons, markers, glue, and scissors.
I will walk through the class while they are working on their group projects and masks, and be there to answer any questions they may have. I will also share special facts based upon the dinosaurs that they have chosen. I will make sure each group is doing what they need to be dong and everyone is contributing.