Wednesday, February 6, 2013

BLAST OFF into January!

We spent January learning all about outer space and the planets! The children really enjoyed the unit and were really excited!

The students started the unit by painting their own planets:

The dramatic play center was transformed into the Endeavor Spaceship. The students would put on their space suits, helmets and gloves and blast off into outer space!

 There were a number of math games around the classroom that were Space themed. The students had to help get the Astronaut to the Moon and put the planets in order from 1-9.

The Planetarium came to visit during our Space unit. The students learned about the Sun, Moon and Earth. They also learned about Constellations like Orion's Belt.

The students made their own rocket ships using different shapes during circle time one morning.

Each student created their own constellation by connecting the stars from 1 to 10. This helped the students with number recognition. At the end the students got to name their constellations!

Through out our unit on Space the students got to paint different planets. The students painted Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Neptune and Uranus.

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