Life at the Pond definitely seems to go in cycles. We are back to studying space- this time in connection with our Ancient Greek History/Mythology unit. Astronomy ties in so well with those two themes, between the mythos in the stars and ancient astronomers who shaped modern astronomy so long ago. This Mama Frog has been meaning to pick the blog back up, but there is always something going on, or something we are in the middle of. I figured this would be the perfect time to start again, at the beginning of this unit. The Froglets were busy today! They did planet fact sheets, constellations, name rockets, made astronaut puppets and even played with kinetic sand. My kitchen is full of suns and space pages we painted that are drying (finished projects are coming!). This unit will also give the Froglets the chance to learn how space exploration helped create an entire literary genre, in addition to the ancient myths. Tomorrow we will begin our Greek history/mythology portion of the unit. It has certainly been a hit so far, as the Froglets were begging to keep doing school at 5:00 this evening.
Ray Bear and Lizard Breath were given the above printable found for free online, entitled Explore Our Solar System. It was filled with fun clues to use to fill in a solar system map. I was impressed with the range of the questions and the necessity of using the clues to fill in the blanks. They were both able to successfully fill in the solar system maps.
Next, we used a set of flash cards I printed off the internet, again for free, which listed the planets in order. The Frogs have been learning the planets in order, and also used it to make the solar system on the stairway wall.
More free printables. Laminated and cut out, then assembled on the wall as a solar system map.