We learned about the 8 planets. Although, if you constructed a styrofoam solar system prior to 2006, there will always be 9. A planet's a planet, no matter how small.
We made galaxy playdough...
...and a solar system sensory bin.
This week, I asked the big kids to make me a rocket ship. Some butcher paper, paint and a lemonade stand later - mission completed.
We personalized rocket ships blasting to the moon...
(To the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little astronaut flying to the moon
My rocket is ready, we'll blast off soon.
I climb aboard and I close the hatch
5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
Off we blast!!!
Today, so many of us came together for our "end of summer" BBQ. It's always a good time when we have a chance to be one big, happy school family!
He'll still be here to play in the afternoons, though!
Have a wonderful week as we close to prepare for the fall! We'll see you all bright and early September 2nd!