This one proved a little frustrating for D – particularly the toes and the collar, which then led on to a rotated head. I didn’t like my own toes all that much either. Nevertheless, we explored tone, shadow and scaly, wrinkly skin quite well together.
D: I’m going to read EVERYTHING there is about dinosaurs – if it says anything about ‘dinosaurs’ I’m going to read it!
Me: Do you want to be a Palaeontologist?
D: What’s that?
Me: Someone who finds out all about dinosaurs and prehistoric times.
D: Yes! That’s what I want to be! I want to be a Palaeontologist. Can you book me onto a lesson PLEEEASE mum? Can you find some training for kids to be Palaeontologists and if it’s not too much money can you book me on? I REALLY want to do that.
Me: I’ll look into it…
Poster by Chart Media, purchased at Stony Stratford Library
So far, we’ve visited the Natural History Museum (last Oct), D has excavated 6 dinos from a block of plaster, helped a T-Rex to fly and watched the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs series twice over. He’s now deeply into some library books on the subject.
…Anyone know of any low cost, local Kid’s Palaeontology sessions?!
Dylan managed to read 22 books (1 of which he wrote himself!) during last week’s sponsored read, in aid of refurbishment of the school library (to involve self-service shelving units, new books and possibly some digging facilities). Thank you to his school, his childminder and his sponsors (you know who you are – Dylan has received every message XXX).
Last Friday at our exclusive Football + Music Club
D: It’s epic! I LOVE dinosaurs!
Me: Why’s that?
D: Because you get meat-eating ones; plant-eating ones: big ones; small ones; sea ones; land ones; air ones; slow ones; quick ones…
Me: That’s called ‘diversity’.
D: Yes. I wish that they were still alive… But only the kind and gentle plant-eating ones. Like the diplodocus.
Me: Why, what would you do if they were still alive?
D: I’d look at them and I’d stop them from fighting other dinosaurs, even if they weren’t meat eaters, because they’re meant to be kind and gentle.
Me: How would you do that?
D: Um – actually I wouldn’t need to, because they don’t really fight.
30th Jan 2014: Dylan’s first (illustrated) book – Vernie the Penguin
Dylan was asked by his school teacher to improve on his two sentences about a polar bear who couldn’t find anything to eat and then saw some food (which apparently didn’t make sense), so he wrote his own book… Which was handy, as he then got to read it for this week’s Sponsored Read – he even got to write a (totally unbiased) review of it on his reading log!
This is Day 30 of a 30 day Post-a-Healthy-Picture challenge!
In today’s Art + Board Games + Sharing Club we drew Sam and Steve the scorpions and their pedipalps (pincers) – thanks to our new ‘Draw Really Cool Stuff’ book by Doug DuBosque. Dylan then excavated the final 2 dinosaurs from a block of plaster so that we could progress to the accompanying ‘Dinosaur World’ board game.
This is Day 29 of a 30 Day Post-a-Healthy-Picture challenge