We had a weird week last week where school just didn't fit in it's normal schedule. We did a lot of night school, car school, and in between chores school.
But we got it done so that works for me.
Here's a peek at what we did.
Josie is now doing curriculum to cover reading, math, and writing. These posts only cover the extra theme work we are doing.
We looked at some pictures of the moon's surface and talked about how meteors run into the moon and give it a bumpy surface. To illustrate, she dropped marshmallows (meteors) into a bowl of flour (our moon) to see what would happen.
Marshmallow Moon Phases
Josie remembered this from last year but she's always up for a lesson that involves eating marshmallows! We looked at some examples of the different moon phases and then I gave her 3 marshmallows and told her to make them look like the different phases.
I told her how the moon looks like it has it's own light but that it really just reflects the sun's light. To illustrate, we headed into the bathroom and shut off the light. Then Josie shined her flashlight onto the mirror. We talked about how the mirror didn't have a light at all but that her flashlight made it look like it did.
Full Moon Observation
Pretty self explanatory. We went outside and observed the moon. Josie thought she was super special since she got to stay up "really late" to see the moon.
It was only 7:15.
God bless you early sunset!
To illustrate the way the Earth orbits the sun we did a little rotation illustration. We used a marble as our Earth and sent it spinning around a pie tin.
Planet Line Up
We colored some planets, cut them out, then glued them in order for a little art project. Josie's coloring and scissor skills have improved dramatically in the past month.
Create A Planet
Our big art project was Josie's favorite for this theme. We made a paper mache planet and then filled out a story book about her new planet.
To See our first two weeks of the Solar System check out Spaced Out - Week 1
For links to these projects and the ones we just didn't get to check out my Solar System PinBoard.