Well, in Science, we just finished up our Solar System and Patterns in the Sky Unit! This is one of my favorite units because the kids get so into it! I don't get to do as much as I like to, because we have so many units now, but we still had fun! During our shared reading, we read all about the planets, Earth's Movement in Space, the moon, stars and all that fun stuff! I created a lapbook unit to guide our learning!
This lapbook includes 9 foldables and 10 pages of reading selections! It's 75 pages of Exploring Space Goodness! You can check it out here if you are interested!
We also read some other great books about the Solar System.
I bought 25 of these for $1 from Scholastic! Love Scholastic!
Love this Native American Tale! It's actually in our old basal, so I lug them out during our unit.
What teacher doesn't love Gail Gibbons?
Love Mrs. Frizzle too!
Then of course we had to have some fun experimenting, this is Science after all! One of my favorite experiments I love doing every year is our Recording Shadows Experiment.
The students trace their shadows while standing in the same place different times during the day. It's a great experiment to see the Earth's rotation in action!
We also created Constellations after reading Coyote Places the stars. They created a constellation using yellow dots from a hole punch.
Then traced it with chalk...
and created an Origin Story for their Constellation!
You can download the directions and printables for both of these activities free from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store!
We also illustrated the Phases of the Moon with Oreos using Hilary's Freebie!
My phone was dead and I couldn't take pictures, but the kids loved it!
Since I've had some extra free time this week, I've updated a few products in my Stores to align them to CCSS. If you have already purchased them, please head to your My Purchases page on TPT or TN and redownload! Just click on any of the pictures below to check them out.
These cuties are brand new!
Ok, since you've stuck with me this long, I'm going to have a mini-giveaway! (You know how I love giving things away!) You could win one of my new items or even a $10 TPT Gift Certificate!