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Moon Week Recap!
13 Jan, 2013. 11 Comments. A Day In First Grade, First Grade, Science. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Oh my goodness. To say that we LOVED Moon week is an understatement. We went crazy for the Moon this week and learned SO much.
To start our Moon week we made Space Play dough. I had made my “go to” play dough recipe and then as a class we turned it into space dough. They had to add the stars,  the sun, the moon, and the Earth. It was a really fun time. We practiced making our moons orbit the Earth and the Earth orbiting the sun as well! 
We also completed a Science experiment to find out more about craters and asteroids.
First I got a very large round tray. We added flour to it and then took turns making the moon have valleys and mountains. 
Then we made different sized asteroids and experimented with how size and distance effects the moon’s surface.  As you can see, I laid out a fabric drop to contain the mess!!
It was so neat to observe the craters formed on our Moon’s surface!
To say my class loved this is doesn’t even come close to how we felt about it!! 
Then we had an edible activity! We made edible phases of the Moon!!  I loved how my class used their vocabulary words during this activity and how engaged they were. (I mean, Oreos make everything better, right?!?)
Moon Week was a HUGE hit!! I hope you can use some of these activities in your classroom!! 

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11 Comments
  1. WoW!!! I love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m going to do this with my Firsties :)

  2. They look so excited and happy about learning about the moon.

    Mmm I could go for an oreo now lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. I love these ideas! I’d love to do this in my classroom.

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

  4. oooh! oooh! Pinning and don’t let me forget!! We’re doing day/night this week and will be working on moon/ stars the 2 weeks after that! Going to borrow this idea from ya, sister!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

  5. Liz -

    I love the crater activity!

  6. Kim -

    So much fun! I wish I taught the moon! Second grade does so I will be sharing your ideas and activities!!
    Kim
    TheVeryBusyFirstGraders

  7. I so wish I could be in your class. They always look like they are having so much fun :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  8. I was just reading through your blog posts from the past couple weeks. Your class has the best teacher! They always look so happy, engaged, and truly having fun.

    I love the moon phases activity. I used to do that with my 2nd graders.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of your days! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

  9. My sister teaches 3rd and the phases of the moon so I am sharing this post with her. Love the asteroids and the oreo eating is awesome! In our district it’s a 3rd grade thing :(

    ~Christy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  10. Lindsey -

    What did you use for the asteroids? I love this idea!

11 Comments

  • WoW!!! I love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m going to do this with my Firsties :)

  • They look so excited and happy about learning about the moon.

    Mmm I could go for an oreo now lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  • I love these ideas! I’d love to do this in my classroom.

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

  • oooh! oooh! Pinning and don’t let me forget!! We’re doing day/night this week and will be working on moon/ stars the 2 weeks after that! Going to borrow this idea from ya, sister!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

  • Liz -

    I love the crater activity!

  • Kim -

    So much fun! I wish I taught the moon! Second grade does so I will be sharing your ideas and activities!!
    Kim
    TheVeryBusyFirstGraders

  • I so wish I could be in your class. They always look like they are having so much fun :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  • I was just reading through your blog posts from the past couple weeks. Your class has the best teacher! They always look so happy, engaged, and truly having fun.

    I love the moon phases activity. I used to do that with my 2nd graders.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of your days! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

  • My sister teaches 3rd and the phases of the moon so I am sharing this post with her. Love the asteroids and the oreo eating is awesome! In our district it’s a 3rd grade thing :(

    ~Christy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  • Lindsey -

    What did you use for the asteroids? I love this idea!

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