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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Picnic Talk ABC's

I will tell you I was having a bit of trouble with this. I don't do formal ABC work with my preschool class so I have never had to formally prepare anything. Then I visited Katie's post over at Katie's Nesting Spot and was blown away. As I whined about how good her post was, I came up with an idea.

I told her I am so immersed in dinosaurs right now I can't think straight. Then an idea popped into my head--I would do a dinosaur ABC. I will ask that you bear with me. I will do my best, but I don't know if I have a dinosaur for every letter.

A -- Apatosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Allosaurus
B -- Baryonx, Brachiosaurus
C -- Compsognathus, Corythosaurus
D -- Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Deinonychus
E -- Edmontosaurus
F -- Fossil
G -- Gallimimus
H -- Heterodontosaurus
I -- Iguanodon
J -- Jaxartosaurus
K -- Kentrosaurus
L -- Lambiosaurus
M -- Maiasaura
N -- Nemegtosaurus
O - Oviraptor
P -- Parasaurolophus, Pachycephalosaurus
Q -- Questrosaurus
R -- Raptor
S -- Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus, Seismosaurus
T -- Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex
U -- Utrasaurus
V -- Velociraptor
W -- Wuerhosaurus
X-- Xiaosaurus
Y -- Yanchuanosaurus
Z -- Zephyrosaurus

I promise, I didn't make these up. I'm hoping they are all spelled correctly. Now, I am going into hiding for the next week and DO NOT want to hear the word dinosaur the whole time:). I am dinosaured out.

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Anne said...

I can't even pronounce those much less tell if they are misspelled. I will take your word for it! ;)

Katie said...

Wow Trish, great list! I haven't even heard of some of these dinosaurs. Isn't it funny how wrapped up in dinos some little ones get? I had a student who could not tie his shoes, count to ten, or tell me any letters but he could spell about twelve different dinosaur names and write them too! He was obsessed, I bet this is a popular theme in your classroom!

Bran said...

holy moly! That's alot of dinosaurs!

Jen said...

Very cool.
When I was teaching, I had a gifted 1st grader create her own Dinosaur A to Z book. She researched a dinosaur from each letter of the alphabet. She wrote facts and illustrated her book. (long term project- highly gifted child fascinated with dinos)
She loved publishing her own book.

Take Care!


Anonymous said...

Your preschoolers are so lucky to have you as a teacher. You will definitely give them something to think about!

Katie said...

What a great ABC list. My son is going to love this one. I will have to read it to him and see if we can learn a little about some of these dinos we've never explored. Thanks for linking up!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Love your site. Look forward to having more time to look at everything.

Eva said...

wow that's great! what a great ABC book that would make if it was compiled with pictures for children :)