Rawr! Dinosaurs & Paleontology

 Grades K-1 

  • This class is for Mini Nerds entering Kindergarten or 1st grade. Your kiddo must turn 5 by 12/31/18 and be able to handle a school classroom environment.

Are you a mini Paleontologist? Study the past through fossils! Touch real fossils and create model fossils of your own! Learn about types of dinosaurs, how they lived, and what might have happened to them. We will even conduct our own excavation with a dino dig!

Note to Current Desert Sun Families:

  • Mini Nerds can also be entering PreK or TK if they turn 5 by 12/31/18

What kids make...

  • dinosaur model eggs
  • dinosaur models
  • trace fossils

What kids learn...

  • kinds of dinosaurs
  • how dinosaurs lived
  • what might have happend to them
  • how fossils form
  • how we study dinosaurs with fossils

Curriculum Focus

  • Science
  • Making

Meet Your Teachers! Rawr!

Jenn Conley

Kindergarten Teacher 8 years
B.A. in Elementary Ed and Special Ed from NAU
ESL and Early Childhood Endorsements
Taught in China for 6 months
Self-taught ukelele player and loves ultimate frisbee

Misty Martinez

Desert Sun Teacher 12 years
AA in Early Childhood Education
B.A. in Photographic Studies from ASU
Has absurdly large collections of sea shells, beach sand, and plastic animals


Summer 2018 Registration

* 2 week notice of cancelation required for full refund. No partial refunds.

  • AM Week 3
    06/11/2018 - 06/15/2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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1512 W Elliot Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85224, United States