Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum

Classroom Curriculum

For preschool, kindergarten, and primary school children ages 3-8 years.

The Incredible Years is pleased to now offer our Small Group Dina and Classroom Dina programs in USB format!  If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you will have the option to choose either the DVD or USB format.

If you already own the program you have an option, for a limited time, to upgrade your DVD set to the USB format.  We just ask that the original DVD set be returned to IY along with an upgrade fee of $200.

Benefits of using Flash Drives versus DVD technology:

• user doesn’t need a DVD drive but can Dina USBinsert flash drive directly into computer
• user doesn’t need to insert separate DVDs for each topic because the entire curriculum is on one flash drive
• easy with computer arrow to move between different vignettes forwards or backwards or back to main menu
• can be used with most browsers such as Safari 6.1, Firefox 31+, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge and Chrome. ***USB Not compatible with Chromebook laptops.

 

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The Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum is used by teachers as a prevention program for an entire classroom of students. The curriculum is delivered 2-3 times a week by teachers in the classroom in 20-30 minute circle time lessons, followed by small group practice activities and promotion of skills throughout the school day. The program includes letters for teachers to send home with suggested activities parents can do with their children to reinforce the classroom learning and promote parent involvement in classroom learning. The program includes lesson plans for 3 “levels” so that teachers can choose lessons based on children’s developmental age (Level 1: ages 3-5, Level 2: ages 5-6, Level 3: ages 7-8).

NEW! How does this program align with Common Core Standards?

View the Classroom Dinosaur Summary Paper
+Classroom Dinosaur Program Topics
  • Apatosaurus Unit 1: Wally & Dina Teach About School Rules
  • Iguanodon Unit 2: Dina Teaches About Doing Your Best in School
  • Triceratops Unit 3: Wally Teaches About Understanding & Detective Feelings
  • Stegosaurus Unit 4: Wally Teaches How to Problem Solve
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex Unit 5: Tiny Turtle Teaches Anger Management
  • Allosaurus Unit 6: Molly Teaches How to be Friendly
  • Brachiosaurus Unit 7: Molly Explains How to Talk with Friends

For more details, please see the program Content & Objectives:

Classroom Dina Content Objectives
+Classroom Dinosaur Program Description
  • 3 DVD set (4 total hours)
  • 5 Comprehensive Teacher lesson plan manuals with 3 levels of lesson plans
  • Detective Home Activities (Also available in Spanish)
  • Wally’s Detective Kit Box (47 laminated and colored cue cards for teaching social skills, anger management and problem solving concepts)
  • Wally’s Detective Books for Solving Problems (set of 4)
  • Stickers (7 rolls: “Ask me how I shared,” “I can stop my anger,” “I’m good at listening,” “I can solve problems,” “I worked hard today,” “I’m good at helping” & “Dina Homework Tonight”)
  • Wally’s Feeling Wheel Posters (2 types)
  • Calm Down Thermometer Poster
  • Dina’s Wheel of Fortune Poster
  • Classroom rules Laminated Cards (set of 7)
  • Feeling Faces Laminated Cards set
  • Incredible Teachers Book
  • Tote Bag
  • Dina Dinosaur Magnet

Supplemental materials and puppets support and enhance the curriculum and program delivery and may be purchased separately. View the Supplemental Materials.

Purchasing Information

+Implementation Cost Information

Please see basic cost information provided below. This is meant to give a general overview of upfront and ongoing costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more particular questions regarding program & book discounts, training costs, etc.

Up Front Costs

Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum: $1,425.00

Group Leader Training: $550 for 3-day training in Seattle OR host your own onsite training. See Workshop Information. 

Ongoing Costs

Books for parents

Incredible Teachers: Nurturing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence: $29.95

Logistics

Venue for leading groups

Food/Snack

Supplies for Small Group Activity time

Consultation

Be sure to plan for ongoing consultation by phone or in person for new group leaders. Consultation is conducted by certified Incredible Years Mentors and Trainers. This early support and feedback ensures the parenting groups are delivered with fidelity and are successful. Consultation Fee: $175/hour

Certification

Group Leaders are encouraged to apply for certification/accreditation, which promotes fidelity to the program by ensuring optimal outcomes. See Certification section for more details and information on pricing.

Once Group Leaders are certified, they are eligible for training as an Incredible Years Peer Coach to support to new group leaders as well as teachers. Coaching for teachers involves classroom observations and individual teacher and coach meetings. See Incredible Years Peer Coach Certification for more details.

Learn more about Implementation

+Watch Video Clips of the Curriculum
Please note: The following clips are of group leaders facilitating classroom groups using the Classroom Dinosaur curriculum. The clips are not necessarily all included on the actual DVDs that will be shown to the children, but these are meant to give group leaders an idea of what to expect the actual child groups and lessons to look like.

Incredible Years® Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur Year 2, Part 1, Vignette 1 (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur Introduction (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur, Problem Solving Group Bingo Activity (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur, Problem Solving Group Maze Activity (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur, Anger Management Lesson (Clip)

Classroom Dinosaur, Wally Book Small Group Activity (Clip)