We used toothbrushes to spray "stars" onto our black background.
Today we started our Space week with a focus on stars. We began by reading There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System by Tish Rabe. Then we brainstormed a list of space words for our word wall. The kids told us the word that they wanted to write and we spelled it for them. They were all able to recognize and write the letters all on their own!
We also learned about telescopes and constellations before making our own telescopes out of cardboard tubes and black tissue paper. If you've never visited U of M's Museum of Natural History, it would be a great family field trip to take, especially to check out their planetarium! Click here for a schedule of their hours.
We made galaxies in a can by putting black paper inside of a coffee can with marbles covered in white paint. Then, we used toothbrushes to spray stars on black paper and added planets with bright colors and sponges. Check out our space paintings to the left!
We can't wait to blast off into the rest of the week!!