This week has been an exciting week to be a second grader at Brookside! On Tuesday, October 7th, we had an in-school presentation by the Fossil Lady. She does an amazing presentation and she had the entire second grade spellbound!
We’re wearing our pith helmets and we’re all ready to be junior paleontologists.
She brought a giant book that taught the children about paleontology, dinosaurs, and fossils.
She also brought “Oreo” a prehistoric mammal
She chose Mary to hold a “dinosaur egg”.
Then Mary got to put the egg in the nest in the book.
I don’t which the children enjoyed more….Oreo or…….
touching the coprolite….and finding out that it was dinosaur POOP!
Then the children got to go explore and examine three tables worth of fossils that the fossil lady brought with her.
We loved our visit with the Fossil Lady!
Then on Thursday, October 9th, the entire school was very lucky to participate in a whole school assembly with Danielle Niles. Danielle Niles is the morning meteorologist for Channel 4 in Boston. She showed the students a video, taught them all kinds of things about meteorology and her job on television, and answered their questions. In the end, she videotaped the entire school sending out a message that will be broadcast on Friday morning.
Danielle Niles explaining the water cycle and precipitation.
She demonstrated how to make a tornado in a bottle and taught them about weather safety.
Thank you to the Brookside PTO for helping to make both of these enriching presentations possible!