Dino Day!

T. Rex is angry that we're celebrating nylon stockings.

T. Rex is angry that we’re celebrating nylon stockings.

Did you know there is a Nutty Fudge Day, Sea Monkey Day, Bike to Work Day, and Nylon Stockings Day, but there is no such thing as International Dinosaur Day?

Let’s just pause a moment to wonder why anyone would want to celebrate nylon stockings. Okay, carrying on…

A teacher from Florida is attempting to remedy the lack of a dino day. You can check out her Facebook page here. She’s suggesting the day be celebrated on May 17, because it’s near the end of the school year. Hopefully this will get students revved up to learn more about dinosaurs on their own during summer vacation. Sounds good to me!

In celebration of International Dinosaur Day, I’m going to share a couple of my fave dino activities on this blog, AND I’ll continue sharing dino activities on Facebook this week. Be on the lookout, my teacher friends.

pattern blocks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Click here for these jumbo geometry mats! Add pattern blocks and you have an instant center.






Click here for a booklet highlighting dino facts!

4 thoughts on “Dino Day!

  1. Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that International Dinosaur Day was founded by Mr. Duane McDonal, who is one of the few male school teachers. Not a she. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for your posting on International Dinosaur Day, which is tomorrow. The only uncorrected error in your posting is that the day is celebrated on the third Tuesday in May, not always on the same date. Here is the official synopsis: International Dinosaur Day is an annual event celebrated on the third Tuesday in May. It was started by teachers to generate interest in Dinosaurs and the related subjects of Math, Science, Reading and the related subjects as well. Art, creativity, speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Music and even Physical Education can be enhanced with Dinosaurs as the subject matter. Students on the Autism Spectrum are very often keenly aware of Dinosaurs. The third Tuesday in May was selected as it is after all the high stakes testing and just before all of the End of the School Year hoopla. Celebrating International Dinosaur Day prior to summer break will also spur an interest in visiting museums, libraries and natural areas as students seek to know more about these fascinating creatures and all extinct animals. These endeavors will in turn help to promote conservation of our remaining natural resources.

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