We wrapped up our space week with a focus on the sun. The day didn't go quite as planned but we managed to finish up the remaining lesson plans over the weekend. We started with a little math and writing practice with some free worksheets.
After our math and writing we had a yummy grilled cheese sandwich, sun style and prepared to go to the waterpark with friends. Unfortunately, we were completely rained out. (We did look at the radar but it looked like it would miss us. We were very wrong.) The kids got to have fun in the rain because we were only there about 3 minutes before a torrential downpour befell us. Then all of the kids were crying for the 20 minute return trip. But, we stopped for frozen yogurt and finished up with pizza so everyone was happy in the end.
So, that was about all we accomplished on Friday. That meant that we had to wrap up the sun lessons over the weekend. We talked about why we need sunscreen and conducted an experiment using dark construction paper and sunscreen. We also made a sun print with dark paper and various items. Then we worked on a sun math mini book and painted a sun in a bag. The sun in a bag was an epic fail because the paper did not hold up when I tried to remove it from the bag. I think if I had used a heavier paper like poster board it would have been great. We wrapped it all up with a look at the moon and stars through a telescope and fun with a cool app that allows you to see the stars and their constellations. Our next theme has already begun so check out all of the fun stuff we're doing related to America in my next posts!
Rachel is a mother of three, high school Spanish teacher and part-time blogger who loves crafting, creating fun and engaging activities for her children and students and hanging with her friends and family. She blogs about what she's doing and her interests at any given time which vary. She's a little OCD and always looking for her next project. Her husband calls it, "focusing her crazy", but she just calls it fun.