It’s been a very busy week of discovery here in Jasper Room. At the beginning of the week we did a few experiences to explore our height! We started by guessing how many blocks tall we are and then testing our hypothesis’s. Later we used tape to mark our height on our lockers then used rulers to see how tall we were in feet and inches. It was interesting to see all of our varying heights lined up in a row! As the week progressed we noticed the children’s interest had shifted and they were starting to talk a lot about dinosaurs! We decided to switch gears and begin to plan experiences around this new exciting interest. One morning we went to the hills behind the park and search for dinosaur bones. We brought brushes, magnifying glasses and shovels out, all of the necessary tools to be paleontologists! By the end of our dino dig we had a whole basket full of fossils. The next morning when we arrived in Jasper Room we discovered a table full of fossils that were stuck in dried up clay. We used brushes and picks to break away the rock and clay to discover the dinosaur bones and eggs hidden inside. Today we finished up our week with an outdoor paint experience. We filled water squirter’s with paint and brought a huge piece of paper outside. We all took turns spraying the paint on the paper and seeing the fun, abstract pattern it created!