Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Moon Phases Are Out of this World!!

Yesterday the students were introduced to our new science unit by listening to a read aloud called Jimmy Zangwow's Out of this World Moon Pie Adventure by Tony DiTerlizzi. After reading this fictional story, students were asked to guess what we were about to study in science. They correctly concluded that we were about to study about our moon. As a class we created a KWL chart (Know-Want to know-Learned) about the moon. It seems that our class has a lot of prior knowledge about the moon and have fantastic wonderings about the moon as well. We also snacked on some moon pies! :)

Our standards say that students must learn about the phases of the moon. Students will be observing the moon every night for the month of April. (If the moon is not visible or you can't get outside, check out the moon phase tracker on the right side of my blog!) Students are also expected to know patterns of length of the day, sunrise, and sunset. In order to meet this standard, students will be recording the time of sunrise and sunset for this month as well. We are looking forward to many exciting science labs about the moon in the upcoming weeks.

-Miss Russell :)


Anonymous said...

I loved the moon pie book! And the moon pies were delious! You rock!


PS your welcome for the milk jugs.

The Lipsky Team said...

That's the book we did our literary pumpkin on last year! Here you can see pictures: http://lipskymatthews.blogspot.com/2008/10/3-years-of-pumpkins.html

Keep up the great work!