Saturday, September 13, 2014

MFW Unit 2: The Moon

The theme of the second unit of Mercedes' MFW Kindergarten Curriculum was the moon. For Bible, she learned that we are a reflection of Jesus' light just like the light of the moon is a reflection of the sun's light. In addition to letter, number, handwriting, drawing, coloring and cutting activities plus music and dancing time, we did a few moon themed activities.

We made a moon cake.

We learned about gravity by reading library books and watching youtube videos, then experimented to see if they were telling the truth by letting Mercedes jump off of a chair onto the floor. Over and over and over again. Funny, she landed on the floor every single time. Never floated in the air, not even once! Huh.

We used a 2" diameter ball of play doh to represent the earth and a 1/2" diameter ball of play doh to represent the moon. We placed the two balls 5' apart to show their relative size and relative distance from each other. 

We made rocket ships out of bananas and pineapple rings.

We went to the library and found lots of books about the moon, rocket ships and space exploration. We did some research online to figure out what kinds of things astronauts bring into space and what it's like inside a space ship. Then we made a "space ship" under the kitchen table and played make believe like we were astronauts taking a trip to the moon.

Since the Bible theme was about being a reflection of Jesus' light, Mercedes chose to shine Jesus' love on her gramma by baking her cupcakes, designing a card and delivering it right to her doorstep.

The letter theme was M, so we made upper and lower case Ms with marbles.

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