Here’s your Lesson:
STEM LESSON ABOUT THE MOON!
Why Does the Moon Change Shape?
Begin a discussion by asking the children a few questions to get them thinking. When do you see the Moon? What does the Moon look like? Does the Moon look the same every night?
The Moon is a large natural object that orbits, or travels around, Earth. After the Sun it is the brightest object in the sky. Some other planets in our solar system also have Moons with Jupiter having a total of 82 Moons orbiting it. Our Earth just has the one Moon and our Moon is only a quarter the size of the Earth (the Earth is 4x as big as the Moon).
If you look at the Moon every night in a month you will see that the Moon changes shape every night. How does the Moon go from a full circle to nothing and then back? The answer is it doesn’t, the Moon is always the same shape but because the Moon doesn’t emit (give off) light by itself, the “Moonlight” we see is actually the Sun’s light reflected off the surface of the Moon. Because the Moon orbit’s Earth and not the Sun, sometimes the Sun light is blocked by Earth and so we can’t see part of the Moon allowing for the eight phases we see.
1. Watch Ms. Halley give a demonstration of the moon’s phases
2. If you would like to learn more about the Moon
All About the Moon: Astronomy and Space for Kids
What Do Astronauts Do?
3. Songs and Stories
Blue Moon (The Countdown Kids)
Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me (The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories)
The Berenstain Bears on the Moon
*****For the rest of the day
This Monday our letter of the week is X. This will be a bit different because so few words begin with it. So this week we will focus on words that end with X. Fox, box, mix,relax to name a few. Think of other words with X in them. To decorate X I have cut small pieces of paper to make little boxes to glue on. You will see it in the picture I’ve sent. I thought the children might like to do a fox craft. There are photos that show the parts and the completed fox. A head band can be glued or stapled to it if they would like to wear it.
For math this week I cut 20 circles of brown paper and marked dots 1-20 on them to represent chocolate chip cookies. I wrote numbers on 20 cupcake cups. Lay the cups and “cookies” out. Your child can count the chips on each cookie and place in the cup with the number that matches.Do fewer or more depending on your child’s number sense. If you cut more “cookies” they can count (example 10 cookies in #10 cup. It’s all about counting and having fun doing it.
******* Thank you to those of you who have given me the April and May memory book pages. There is still time if you haven’t gotten to it yet. My address is 6749 6th Ave N W , 98117. There is a box on my front porch to drop off. Feel free to email or text me if you have questions. 206-371-6749. Have a great week! Love, Mrs. White
Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:
Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.
****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Say Snack Prayer:
Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about
to receive. We thank you especially for my family
for providing it.
Eat snack, clean up!
- Play outside, run races, jump, climb. Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:
Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.
We are always available for questions. Please text or call at:
Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694
Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852
Mrs. White 206-371-6749
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Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home
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