Today we continued learning about the solar system, specifically the moon phases.
I got these FREE Moon Phase Mini-Book printables from scholastic and we completed these together after reading the section in the book about moon phases. It also includes a fillable month for each evenings moon.
We went over the moon phases once more through this anchor chart in which I used these free picture cards.
After we discussed the differences in shapes and how the moon grows a little from the new moon to the full moon, and then shrinks again from the full moon to the new moon. Once they realized this, we learned that the moon is not necessary getting bigger or smaller, it is just being covered by the Earth’s shadow.
I fully plan on doing the famous oreo moon phase activity on Friday during my lunch bunch, but for now I had the students complete a little craftivity on the moon phases using:
black construction paper
picture of the earth
We will finally start on the planets tomorrow – my favorite part! I want them to make mobiles! I will post pictures afterwards.