M is for Moon
I am the light of the world.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Last week we studied The Sun, this week we are studying The Moon. One of our activities was paint to A Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh [what we did yesterday]. I got the idea of tracing, mixing glue & paint, and using a fork from this amazing kids art book called Art Treasury. Nation and I worked on it together...he's really artistic! After that we played with moonsand [aka: I swept it up for hours after].
Today we learned about the phases of the moon and did an activity I saw on Pinterest. I never thought I'd hot glue gun an Oreo to cardstock. Little did I know!
Later this week we have an outdoor activity, month long moon chart, will be building a cardboard box rocket ship and making a phase model out of paper plates. Pretty sure eating the extra Oreo's today will have been Nation's favorite activity of the week though.
The Five books we are reading are:
1. Good Night Moon by Brown [Easy Reader]
2. The Moon Seems To Change by Brantley and Emberley [informational, love!]
3. Fool Moon Rising by Fluharty [favorite! Christian fictional about the Moon not boasting in the Sun]
4. On the Moon by Milbourne
5. Wake Up, Sun! by Harrison [Easy Reader]
And we also purchased the Uncle Milton Moon In My Room for the kids!
And enjoyed Magic School Bus' video: Space Adventures.
Don't forget to check out YouTube for the clip of the man walking on the moon...very powerful!
--Find my M is for Moon on Pinterest Here---