Our Journey Home

Monday, April 30, 2012

Photojournal: Our dino week

Last week we explored dinosaurs! Bella LOVES dinosaurs, so I pulled together a fun unit, all about dinos. (Originally, this dinosaur unit was going to be just for Bella; that's why you'll notice lots of preschool level activities. But Wubs was so interested that we all studied together and I did my best to add to the lessons to challenge Emma Grace. )We started our week with a trip to the library. After we checked out our dinosaur books and an educational dinosaur movie, it was time to start our adventure! 
Here are our dinosaur books! There were lots of great illustrations, photographs of fossils, and fun facts!
Bella enjoyed the dinosaur video while Wubs was working on her math assignment. Bella doesn't really watch shows... it's just not her 'thing'. However, she LOVES dinosaurs and she was captivated!
For one of our crafts, we made dinosaurs! We made a Wubsasaurus and a Bellasaurus. The Wubsasaurus was missing two front teeth, just like our Wubs!
We made dinosaur masks, something we found while researching on the internet.
Emma Grace's turn to watch the dino video!
For lunch (almost every day last week) the girls enjoyed dinosaur nuggets! You can see their finished Wubsasaurus and Bellasaurus hanging on the fridge behind them.
Bella was gluing her bow onto her Bellasaurus. Because all girl dinosaurs wear bows, of course. ha ha!
Another fun resource on the internet was a website for the television program Dino Dan. This is Bella's favorite show,actually, it's the only show that she ever asks to watch. We printed off these dinosaur coloring books and the girls enjoyed working on them throughout the week.
We made dinosaur puppets! The girls both wanted to make T.Rex puppets and wow- they performed some wonderful puppet shows!
Wubs and her puppet.
JJ loved dino week, too! The girls roared and stomped and he squealed with delight!
Bella and her coloring book.
We cut a cardboard box and constructed some dinosaur feet. Here is Bella in her full dino costume! Terrifying, isn't she? wink.
Wubs stomped and stomped around our house!
We had a lot of fun and we learned so much! It was really cute hearing Emma Grace and  Bella using the words herbivore, carnivore, fossils, and paleontologists in conversations! As we are finishing up our school year, I continue to praise the Lord for the opportunity to be the girls' teacher! It is a joy!
"And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."- 1 Corinthians 10:13


  1. Best Friend! I have been catching up on your blog this morning... I love dino week! I also really loved the post of JJ whispering to his sweet little 'girlfriend'! Too cute... xoxoxoxo

  2. What a great teacher you are! The dino week looks like it was a huge success!

  3. I like the dinosaur masks!!