Friday, July 25, 2014

TD Summer Reading Club Week 3: Ages 2-6


We went on an out of this world adventure for the third week of the Summer Reading Program! We talked about all the different planets and named as many as we could remember. There are eight planets in total: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. We talked about the first living thing that went into space: it was a dog!! On November 3rd 1957, a Russian dog named Laïka was launched into space in a shuttle called Spoutnik II. 

The first space adventure book we read was Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

All aboard the space ship! We were all space ships while we sang a 3,2,1 Blastoff song!
Climb aboard the spaceship,

We're going to the moon.
hurry and get ready,
We're going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets
And buckle up real tight.
Here comes the countdown,
Let's count with all our might.
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1---BLAST OFF

The second book we read was I took the moon for a walk:

The next thing we talked about was the moon! And it was a very special occasion because this week was the 45th anniversary of the first walk on the moon. We talked about the weather conditions and how all the foot prints that are on the moon are going to stay there for the millions of years since there isn’t rain or wind on the moon. How cool!
We pretended to be on the moon for our next game, which was a gravity motion game. We moved around really fast while we were still on earth and the moment I said “We’re on the Moon!” we started moving really slow like we were moving through jello. 

We did two crafts/activities today. The first was decorating a little star with their names so we could stick it on our “Wall of Stars” 
Our second craft was a rocket ship, everyone drew windows with astronauts waving from them and then we used cotton balls for the blast off steam! 

Looking for more outer-space adventure books? Here are some suggestions!

The spotlight will be on you next week because You're a Star!! come join at center stage to talk about puppets, theater and so much more!

Don’t forget to bring in your reading notebook next time, with all your readings from the past week so you can enter into the weekly prize. The prize will be drawn Friday at 4:00!