This will be a photographic reflection of some of the awesome fun we had last week!
1. My students love STACKS! This is a game I invented that is sort of like a solitaire-ish game. It really makes them think strategically! BTW...they are learning at the same time.
2. We had a little math journal fun!
3. And we had several versions of Sequence going in my room depending on the student's needs. Yes...I still have a few who benefit from beginning sounds. Here are some of the other versions:
4. We then took off to the moon! We read a few books on the moon, then completed the Moon Matter of Facts from Cara Caroll's cute unit. We also made her phases of the moon mobile. Way easier than I thought it was going to be! Whew!!!
We made craters and wrote about it. I'm pretty sure they loved EVERYTHING about this activity!!! Even my shell collection went in!
Then we surveyed the class to decide if we wanted to go to the moon. I loved their responses.
[I would like to go to the moon] because I could hit a rock and it wouldn't hurt my knuckles.
[I would not like to go to the moon] because it would cost us a lot of money.
[I would like to go to the moon] because I could do back flips.
[I would not like to go to the moon] because I would be away from family and friends.
5. I found a fun video on You Tube. It was a little quick for us to get all of the lyrics, but it got us humming a long. We listened to it a few times during the week... so it sunk in!
And who does not love Bill Nye?
For more adventures in the great unknown, I highly recommend this unit. I love it! I had not intended to study the solar system, but Sarah's engaging unit is on my list!