Today was so much fun! Even with a class as ready for summer as this one. Our class theme yesterday and today was dinosaurs. Today we talked about Tyrannosaurus Rex.
First I showed the kids a T-Rex footprint I'd made from butcher paper. They traced their feet and them we taped them onto my footprint to see how many "first grade feet" fit inside one T-Rex foot. I wasn't sure how many would fit so I had each child trace one foot. Hint for next time: have them trace and cut out both feet. It took almost thirty feet to cover the T-Rex footprint. I took a quick picture of some kids pretending to put up their feet. These two thought it was hilarious to "pretend." First graders are so easily amused sometimes, aren't they?
The next activity was to find out how long the stride of a Tyrannosaurus was and how many steps a first grader would have to take to equal the same distance. A T-Rex's stride is 12-15 feet. Did you know that? I didn't know that until I looked it up. Can you imagine? I'm glad there's nothing around like that today. I started by showing the kids how long 15 feet is using my tape measure. They had to estimate the number of steps it would take them to go 15 feet and record it on their paper. Then went outside to find out exactly how many steps were needed. My class had a great time! I hope your will too if you try it. Just click on the picture to grab this freebie!
If school's already over for you, I hope you're enjoying some sun and extra blogging time. If you're still in school like me, well then, I hope you're class isn't toooooo crazy! Have a great end of the year!
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