FUN, FUN, FUN! This is a great sensory and fine motor activity rolled in to one! Next, we carefully removed the plastic wrap and laid the (very) wet circle onto a black sheet of construction paper (covered in glue) AND
During our circle time this week each child was assigned something from our solar system. All week long the child was referred to by his/her planet name, moon, asteroid or comet. Each day we added a new fact about the planets. My class was like a bucket of sponges, I literally could not tell them enough information! They wanted more and more!!! By the end of the week no one had names anymore, just solar system references.
We also worked on our writing skills this week and made a rocket.
My Solar System PINTEREST board ) last year and made a few changes. Each child counts the number of letters in their name and then picks out that number of squares. Next, the child writes the letters of his/her name on the blocks and glues them to a piece of black construction paper (really long names may require more than one sheet of paper). The bottom of the rocket reads, "My name is _________ rocket blocks long." The children count the blocks and write in the number. This is such a special piece that we did not show our parents, we are keeping it for our Spring Art Show so shhhhhh. . . keep our secret!
We also talked about the moon this week. I am very fortunate to have some amazing posters from my husband's uncle. He worked for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama in the early years of the Apollo projects. My class really enjoyed looking at them, especially the ones of the astronauts and the moon's surface. We also spent a great deal of our day counting backwards and yelling "BLAST OFF!". It was a fun way to line up or change activities. Our art project on this day was to fly to the moon and we did!
The children made the moon by painting a black circle with silver paint. Next, they sprinkled sand on top of the wet paint - INSTANT MOON!
The "fire" shooting out of our rocket is made by letting the children mix red and yellow paint right on the paper.
Our Fabulous Fun Friday was all about the moon! We started out with plain old rocks (THANKS TIFFANY AND CHAD!)
Added some shiny silver paint mixed with silver glitter paint, glue and some tissue paper.
The results were marvelous!!!!
This rock is done without the tissue paper.
This one has tissue paper and lots of paint.
It was still very wet when we left on Friday!
Our science project this week was really run AND messy. We mixed 1 part sand and 1 part corn starch together for . . . .
It was a lot of fun PLUS everyone got to take home a bag!
WOW, we sure packed a lot into four short days didn't we???? Next week is our unit on dinosaurs so I better head off and start studying! I'm not a big expert on dinosaurs and I want to be ready for those "tough" questions. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!