Friday, October 12, 2012

School Time With My Father's World Week 7 (posting a little late): Unit 2- Mm Moon concluded

Unit 2- Mm Moon Part 2
Words to Remember: I am the light of the world.

Well, I am a little behind in my school time posts. We finished our Moon unit a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting a chance to share. Hopefully some time this weekend I will get to share about our current unit.

First we worked on a M handwriting page.

I helped Hannah find the "M"s and write a couple, then she scribbled.

I had seen this idea on another blog and expanded it a bit.
I printed out a picture of the moon. Then I had the girls place Cheerios on the craters. (Continuing our lessons from last week on what the moon is made of and what is found there.)

I told them to make sure they put more Cheerios where there were more craters.

After they were done I allowed them to eat those Cheerios.  A few days later we revisited the moon crater project. I had them cut out the moon and glue it on black paper and add star stickers. 

Then they were to glue on the Cheerios to make it an art project instead of just an activity. 
They had to make a face in the moon first.

Then they glued the Cheerios on in the same manner as the other day, putting more where there were more craters.

Our next focus was on the moon's phases. We read a great book called Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin. In this book there are cut-outs that show the moon changing shape as the days pass. It did a really good job explaining the changes, showing the waxing and waning and also explained that the moon rises and sets at different times of the day. Some of this was a huge refresher for mommy. There was quite a lot I didn't remember from school.

Then the girls cut out their moon phases. I used the same templates I did a few years ago that I found at the DLTK website. This time the older girls were able to cut out their own moon phases, where last time they just did the gluing (sort of like Hannah this time). 

Tabitha, Amelia, Hannah

From top to bottom: Tabitha, Amelia, Hannah:

I knew I was going to do moon phases Oreo's. I had found this idea quite a while ago and have seen it several places since, so I am not sure who the credit belongs to for thinking up this idea, but it was fun!
I made the actual moon phases.

Then I had the girls place paper strips with the names of the phases by the correct Oreo half.

Then we ate the Oreo's.

Another book we enjoyed was The Moon Might Be Milk by Lisa Shulman. A young girl asks several different animal friends what the moon is made of. The cat says milk, the hen says an egg, the dog says butter, the butterfly says sugar and the mouse says flour. Then her grandmother proves that each is partly correct as she uses these ingredients (plus a few unmentioned ingredients) to make sugar cookies. The young girl concludes that the moon is a giant sugar cookie. So, of course, for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen we made Sugar Cookie Moons following the recipe in the back of the book (where all the ingredients are listed). 

We then shared them with our neighbors to be "lights" in our small part of the world, reflecting Jesus' light and love as the moon reflects the Sun's light.

In addition to our Moon lessons, we also had a "Mini" muffin tin.

Hannah moved her mini bottle of  Crayola water to add her cup of Cheerios from when they were putting craters on the moon. Works for me, they are mini O's aren't they?

The older girls also completed a few of their worksheets while Hannah napped (We aren't getting them all done, but I figured we can take a day here and there to catch up unfinished worksheets and it will be a way to review what we have done so far.)

Sound discrimination:


These sheets are included in the student sheets from My Father's World.

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  1. I'm really impressed! Wow! How creative and smart! Bravo!

  2. Those moons are adorable! Love them. Such a great set of moon activities too!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. I really like your activities! The Cheerio craters look cool. Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I am featuring this post on the Read.Explore.Learn Facebook page this afternoon.

  4. I am going to feature this post on Read.Explore.Learn. on Friday.


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