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Subject: It's dinosaur week!
Date Posted: 8/27/2007 9:10 PM ET
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At our house anyway.....

We decided for science this week we were going to study dinosaurs. We started reading A T-Rex Named Sue last night. We have a couple of other dinosaur books we are going to read. We are going to do a dinosaur craft.

We will end the week going to the local art museum that has the display of A T-Rex Named Sue out of Chicago.

Are you studying anything fun this week?

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 9:16 PM ET
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We're doing an Oceanography unit.  Today we "adopted" a dolphin.  We're going to be doing a lot of learning about the oceans, keeping a ships log, and doing several crafts. 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 9:19 PM ET
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Mary, we love dinosaurs here. If you should happen to see anything on TV about dinosaurs, would you pass the info along? I'll do the same.

 

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 10:18 PM ET
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I haven't even checked for TV, but will let you know if I see anything.

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:41 AM ET
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Fossils, including dinosaurs, are big at our house right now. Last week, a local dinosaur hunter came to our library and talked about a dig he's working on in Wyoming. He brought several bones that the kids could handle. We went on a fossil collecting trip last weekend with the Field Museum (owners of Sue) and had a great time cracking open rocks. We found a sea cucumber and a fern. The kids want to try to collect fossils from every geologic era!!!

 

Have you watched any of the "Walking with Dinosaurs" series from the BBC? We got them from the library and loved them.

 

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:50 AM ET
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We are studying early American history so we have "made" parchment paper, read a few fun biographies and may try our hand in the kitchen, making a colonial style dish.

 

Char

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 5:17 PM ET
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We're doing Colonial Americans for History.  We're going to make a covered wagon and possibly a ship like the one they would have come over in.