The last 2 weeks we have had lots of fun with our Mother Goose Time Curriculum in our new monthly theme, blast off to space.
This months manipulative’s were once again top quality! We received a balancing moon as well as foam stars. The quality of the manipulative’s we receive from Mother Goose Time continues to just amazes me.
The balancing moon set will be able to be used for many years to come in our homeschool! All of the kids have used this over the last couple weeks.
The look of concentration here is just priceless!
Oops… They all fell…
The boys have loved making and using their star wands.
This has been one of the boy’s favorite activities during the first 2 weeks of our outer space theme. They made their own telescopes out of toilet paper tubes. Not only did they have fun decorating them, we also used the planets and constellations to play Name that planet or constellation game, after taping them up on the wall.
Ethan arranging the planets and constellations on the table.
All of them double sided up above our giant marker board in the dining room.
Every morning the boys star and planet gaze at them.
We also found a great planet song on YouTube that we have been enjoying. It has been a fun and rememberable way to learn the different planets in the order they are from the sun.
Our second manipulative for the month were foam stars, the boys loved making different constellations with their foam stars.
First the boys worked together to cut out our cloud numbers. Then they each wanted to count out their own clouds instead of working together. That’s one of the joys of homeschool, we can change things around to what we want to do.
Ethan’s name made with “clouds”.
Gabe spelled out his name with the “clouds” as well.
We made some very cute cloud pets.
What a great hands on sensory idea for kids. Making moon rocks. Of course they enjoyed
Their completed moon rocks. Neither of them wanted to paint them.
The boys decorated hot and cold Mercury.
The boys loved making Alien hats, and of course they had to play with their hot and cold Mercuries and their star wands.
Gabe draws his pictures, comes up with at least 1 sentence and I write it down for him. This day he decided he wanted to make up 2 sentences.
This is one of the ways I expand the lessons on for Ethan, in his book each month I have him come up with what to write, I write it on our marker board and he copies it onto the page. I do add lines to the page so it’s easier for him.
This months reader. Both of the boys were able to read through the reader this month. They really enjoy getting a different story every month, I have seen an improvement in the amount of sight words Gabe is learning to read since starting Mother Goose Time Curriculum.
Each of the boys enjoy’s personalizing their monthly stories with their own picture at the end.
We made our planet patterns using our monthly page. We regularly continue the pattern on until we have used the pieces up.
The patterns activity was another great way to practice saying the planets in order.
Both of the boys enjoyed making astronaut pictures, both of them decided they were adding a whole person and not just the astronaut face. Either way they were proud of their finished products and thats what matters.
Space Bingo was so much fun. You can see how excited Gabe got when he had a match lol!
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