We're finally getting around to finishing up our unit on the moon and the letter M. Here's a pic of our rocket ship snack.
We read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
Then the kids and I made our own Goodnight Moon books by cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them to construction paper booklets. This is my son's book. He loves grandpas so he was totally digging this old man picture. He even titled his book Goodnight Happy Grandpa.
We also made a "bowl full of mush," which is one of the things we say goodnight to in Goodnight Moon. This is quinoa flakes with liquid stevia.
We read Moonbear by Frank Asch. In this story Moonbear makes a rocket ship and then falls asleep during his countdown, waking up again in the winter. When he awakes he sees snow thinks he is on the moon. He walks around, making pawprints in the snow, but when he comes upon his own tracks he thinks they may be the tracks of a terrible moon monster. Luckily, it snowed while doing this unit so we went outside and made our own tracks.
And we made a snowman too. :)
This is a letter sounds discrimination file folder game.
And this is a neat book titled Cuisenaire Rods Alphabet Book Problem Solving A to Z. It teaches counting, problem solving, symmetry, letter recognition, and addition.
We also made a model of the sun, moon, and earth, made a rocketship out of a cardboard box, dressed up in spacesuits, and listened to Greg and Steve's "An Adventure in Space," which you can preview and buy here: http://www.amazon.com/An-Adventure-in-Space/dp/B002D4XCKQ. It's a really fun song.
Some other books we enjoyed were:
Moongame by Frank Asch
Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
Eyewitness Books Space Exploration
When the Moon is High by Alice Schertle
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty
First on the Moon by Barbara Hehner