The kids sure enjoyed our unit on space! Here is a look at all the learning we did. We started with learning about the sun and the stars.
Then we learned about the phases of the moon. They made these flip books to show and tell what happens during each phase of the moon.
We then moved on to study the orbit of the planets. We made a few different activities to learn facts about each planet.
After learning about each of the planets we BLASTED off into space as astronauts and wrote adventures of where we would go and what we would see and do if we were in space. They used their space books to help them write facts about the places they would visit. I am amazed at how much they love to write!
We finished up our space unit reading Space Case by James Marshall. It is about a space “thing” that comes to Earth and gets to go Trick or Treating and goes to school. We made our own space “things” and wrote adventures about what they would do if they came to Earth. Again, they AMAZE me with their creative writing! These are hanging in our hallway and we have had a lot of compliments on their work.
All of our centers were also space themed.
They played a vowel race game to learn their space vocabulary words. They played number blaster and filled in number grids of 10 more, 10 less, one more, and one less using a 100’s chart.
This game was Money Mission matching coin combinations and amounts. They did a long and short vowel sort.
At this center they raced to the moon and back to earth using a number line and math facts. They sorted real words from Earth and nonsense words from Mars.
Scrambled in Space was using our written language and grammar skills to write complete sentences using correct mechanics. They made an ABC order book using our space vocabulary.
Blast off Math Facts used addition and subtraction facts that equaled 9, 10, 11, or 12 and our listening center on Planets and they played Space Bingo.
We did some SENSATIONAL SPACE learning!!