Last week in the classroom the Green Room children took turns making their very own cork dinosaurs. They were asked what kind of dinosaur they would like to make and from there referred to the facts they have learned about those particular dinosaurs related to their distinguishing body parts. How many legs? Sharp or flat teeth? Wings or no wings? And any other part they felt was important to add. This activity was also a great way for teachers to learn what facts children have internalized and what seems important to them.
Nearing the end of the construction aspect of the investigation, teachers have been talking about different ways to gear the children toward playing with the things they have spent so many months learning about and constructing. We look forward to seeing what kind of dramatic play will come out of incorporating these cork dinosaurs with the open ended materials in the classroom.