Dinosaur Freebie and Currently

I only have 2 1/2 days left! Woohoo! My class has been okay so far. I mean I could tell they were anxious for summer, but today.... oh brother! They couldn't sit long, couldn't focus long, and needed to MOVE! Good thing we were learning about dinosaurs today. I did something very different  (for me, that is) and set up the last 10 days to focus on different themes. So today and tomorrow are dinosaurs and Wednesday/Thursday is Summer. We've done space, Chris Van Allsburg (one of my all-time favorite kids authors), penguins, and "Cool Kids." It's been fun.

Over the weekend I made up a dinosaur measuring activity I thought I'd share. You can grab the freebie by clicking on the first picture.


I set up 4 stations (all the same) with the 6 "length" cards and 4 other stations with the 6 "height" cards. Kids worked with a partner, measured each dinosaur and recorded their measurement on the recording sheet. When everyone was done, they switched to do the other station. It worked out great and they kids had fun. Only one little guy had trouble measuring. He just couldn't get the hang of putting the beginning of the ruler on one line. He just laid the ruler wherever and wrote the measurement. After showing him many times, he finally got it. Yippee!

After school I went to visit my friend Kara. If you read my post over the weekend, you read about her unfortunate situation. I thought I'd have to try not to cry, but it was actually nice, pleasant visit and I didn't cry at all- yeah for me! It was wonderful to see her what was probably one last time. Even though it doesn't change the sadness at all, I'm focusing on the positive part of our visit and the time I've known her and her wonderful family. And as for losing our bunny, we feel the void but it's getting better. Thank for you all your sweet comments.

Now on to my currently...

 Chrissy


  1. Your themes sound fun!
    So glad your visit went okay!

  2. Love the dinosaur freebie!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  3. isnt it so nice when you have a great class? im your newest follower...drop by =)

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  4. I love your dinosaur stuff!
    I need a haircut too. It's hard to find the time in June.

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  5. These dinos are so cute! Thank you for sharing.


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