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 a inclusion classroom with high diversity so I always try that my crafts work on different levels.
I have also found this video from Discovery Kids that teaches about the moon.
And I have left the best part until the end, as a little recompense for the ones that have been reading the whole post 😉
You may have use NASA website with your students to teach about Space.
It has been translated into Spanish so I include a link.
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We have ESA in Europe (European Space Agency). And the good news is that it also has a kids site, and you can read it in many different languages.
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I still have much to do on my Space unit but I’d love reading everyone’s ideas on this unit.
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.
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