Friday, November 6, 2015


It's Dinovember! The dinosaurs have been busy in our classroom this month making messes, getting into trouble, and creating a ton of excitement. The Kids of Room 9 come flying into the room every morning to see what those crazy dinosaurs have been up to every night (and they don't even mind cleaning up after them!). Here are some pictures of what they have done so far:

If you don't know about Dinovember, or have some unexplainable messes in your house or classroom, you might want to visit this Facebook page or check out @dinovember or #dinovember on Instagram or Twitter! They also have a couple of books available here.

*A note from Ms. Clarke:
First of all, Grade 1 is awesome. It's the best. Seriously. And the kids in my class this year are awesome too, and a little bit dino-crazy. Dinovember isn't just a thing that I'm doing in my classroom (although I would love to take credit for this great idea, I can't), it's a project started in 2012 by Refe and Susan Tuma, a couple of parents in Kansas City, to keep the magic and to inspire creativity and imagination. You can read more about it here. They documented their dinoadventures on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) and now parents, teachers and other child care providers in over 50 countries have participated. Amazing! 
The Kids of Room 9 hurry in each day to see what those dinosaurs have done, and not once have they suggested that someone other than the dinosaurs themselves (ie. Me) have created the messes. They have totally bought into this idea and it's magic. They have incredible (and hilarious) conversations about what the dinos might do next, have incorporated some of that into their play during choice time, have shared stories about the dinosaurs with other kids, and have even corrected some of their spelling mistakes in their notes to us :) I can't wait to see what the dinos have in store for us for the rest of the month!

1 comment:

Mrs. Dent Scarcello said...

I also LOVE this! You are so lucky that the Dinos are visiting you! Can you leave them a note to tell them that there is a school down the street that would love a visit next year? It is Bird's Hill School on Raleigh St! Thanks!