March 28, 2012

Dinosaurs! Part 2

You can see and read Dinosaurs! Part 1 HERE!

I am  back to share the rest of my dinosaur activities.

This unit is listed on Teacher’s Pay Teachers.

Here is the link: Dinosaur Unit


Here is our book table filled with Dinosaur books. Thankfully, I had a nice supply but I also checked out several from our town library and I borrowed some from our school library.


Days and Months of the Year cards and recording sheet. We used this as an afternoon center. Students sorted and put the cards in order using the pocket chart then they wrote the words on the recording sheet.


The cards and the recording sheet are both included in the Dinosaur Unit.


One BIG skill we have been working on is counting by 3’s. I ran these papers front & back. We did the counting chart together {they had to color the numbers to show counting by 3’s.} Then, they finished the rest of the paper later independently.

Both of these counting by 3’s worksheets are included in the unit.


This money paper was one of our morning work activities. I gave them paper money to cut and glue in the boxes. You could easily use money stamps or just draw the coins.

The money paper is included in the Dinosaur unit too.


Here are two more practice sheets. We used the tally marks as an “early finisher” activity after centers one day. The math fact sheet was morning work one morning.


Every day we learned about a different dinosaur. I would introduce the dinosaur with a poster of facts. Then we would fill out an “info map” for each one.

The facts that are written on these posters are in the Dinosaur Unit.


Also included in the unit are the 4 different dinosaur info maps.

The four dinosaurs we learned about were: Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Apatosaurus.


This simple cut and paste is also in the Dino Unit. We did this on the last day after we had discussed the 4 dinosaurs.

whew! This is a BIG unit. There are 15 different activities included and I am really proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone. I usually teach the same “units” each year and just add new stuff. My first graders LOVED this. Even the girls. I was really expecting them not to enjoy it that much.. but they loved it.

The dinosaur books and posters are still out in my room. Mixed right up with the Easter Bunnies! HA!

xoxo, kacey


  1. Looks great...I need this unit! (it is on my wishlist!!)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. What a great unit! I don't teach dinosaurs in science, but I am going to figure how to incorporate it with reading non-fiction texts and throw in a Magic Tree House book.

  3. I love all of your units, they're super adorable! Quick question, what font did you use on your "months of the year, days of the week" cards?

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  4. I *love* your dino posters!! Def. on my wishlist girl!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  5. I have been patiently waiting for you to post part 2 of the dinos! I want this unit so bad! :)


    Apples and ABC's

  6. Wow! I love all the dino activities! I do a big dino unit each year even though (sadly) it is no longer part of our reading series. I'm glad I found your blog...I'm a new follower. =)

  7. You make a Dino unit look fun! Super cute!

    Kindergarten Hoppenings

  8. Wow. Way to create something amazing in such a short time. It looks fantastic. I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone.
    Life with Mrs. L

  9. this is just what i was looking for! thanks!

  10. again, I LOVE it!! This is so in my wishlist - just gotta figure out when to teach dinos! ha!
    hey - what font are you using on the month/day of week centers?? I really like it :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  11. I wish we studied dinosaurs!!!
    LOVE it all.

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  13. This is one of the cutest units I have seen in a while!! It's on my wishlist! :)

    First Grade Garden

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