This week we read a story called "The Big Circle" while learning about parts of a story including sequence of events. In the story, Big T-Rex tries to eat a baby triceratops. The bigger triceratops form a circle around the baby to protect it and T-Rex leaves the group to search for food elsewhere.
Our fabulous Librarians filled our room with both fiction and non-fiction books related to dinosaurs. On Friday we visited the Dinosaur Train web site and completed mini-research project on a dinosaur of our choice.
Then we used plastic dinosaurs to create fictional movies in the classroom. Groups of students selected dinosaurs and worked together to complete a story map of their characters, setting, and what would happen in the beginning, middle, and end of their story. They then created background scenes and filmed their stories. They learned first hand how much work goes into producing a short video!
I will be posting their research next week, but they are anxious to enjoy each other's videos. You may need to adjust your volume! :)
Boston's Movie: Two young dinosaurs are attacked by two big dinosaurs. Their father fights to defend them. President Dinosaur oversees the battle and protects the children in the desert. The father defeats the attackers and the children are saved. President Dinosaurs congratulates the father.
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Lydia, Makenzie, and Carys: One dinosaur is lost in the woods. Her two friends search for her. They find her and help her get back home.