We are required to do this, and other units, from scratch as we don’t use textbooks for Science or Social Studies in my school.
I have started with some planning looking at our Science Common Core Standards (we call them Competencias).
At the end of this unit my Second Graders should be able to understand the explain between day and night, moon phases, a little bit about planets, seasons… But I just started with the MOON: This is what I have so far:
Some good read alouds that could cover from K-2.
My favorite is A que sabe la luna? It is a story of a group of animals that want to taste the moon. It is a very sweet story that will teach some team work to my students.
I have been a teacher for ten years. I teach in a public school in Spain. I have teamed up with my brother, a graphic designer. I love using my smart board classroom library and manipulatives. I believe children learn through experiences.