Introducing the Sixth Day of Creation
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love this book and how it presents creation in rhyme. Poetry memorization is really a wonderful asset for young students to have and this is an impactful and meaningful poem to memorize and carry throughout life. Below are the hand motions that I made up for Day 6 to help my students and I remember it. The other videos of the hand motions are in previous posts.
Reviewing the Days of Creation
Using the Colors of Creation cards, I made a Memory Match game for the students in order to review what God made on each day of Creation according to the Scriptures.
Read Aloud: All Things Bright and Beautiful
Our Interactive Read Aloud today was All Things Bright and Beautiful wonderfully illustrated by Jean Claude. Every page that I turned there were bright and colorful illustrations of God's creation. I pointed out many and had the students tell me which day of creation God created them on. They did an awesome job.!
The land animal that I wanted to highlight for Day 6 of creation is the dinosaur. It is a favorite animal among many generations. Here are a few points that I mentioned to the students about dinosaurs.
I was able to find a bin of large toy dinosaurs and thankfully, it had at least one of each type of dinosaur.
One of my students really loves dinosaurs and was amazing at pronouncing all the names. I had to check my information with him.
No lesson on dinosaurs would be complete without making a few fossils.
We made carbonized fossils and trace fossils.
First we made a carbonized fossil where I had each student pick a crayon to color a fourth portion of copy paper. I placed this colored side of the paper face down on another blank white fourth portion of copy paper. Using the Fern template, the students were to press and trace repeatedly on the template thereby imprinting the fern on the bottom sheet of paper by basically making a carbon copy. Carbonized fossils are typically plants imprinted on rocks thereby creating a fossil.
Trace Fossils- I gave each student a small container of play doh. The students would then pick the dinosaur that they wanted to make a fossil from. They would make the dinosaur ‘step’ onto the playdoh, leaving a ‘trace’ Trace fossils are anything that is left behind by the dinosaurs.
Our Guest: Freds
I had mentioned to my students last week when we were learning about fish, that I did not have a pet fish to show them otherwise it would be fun to observe how they breathe, eat, and swim. One of my students took this to heart and brought in his Beta fish to show us during class today. I loved it. We were able to review all the different things we learned about the fish and see it in action.
Let me introduce you:
Class, this is Freds.
Freds, this is my class. Please show them how you breathe, eat and swim.