Today was a migraine day & part of our more relaxed “Spring Break” week. Since I didn’t feel up to heading out anywhere fun with the kids today we started out the day with a movie – Despicable Me. That inspired a day’s lesson on the moon. I’m sure we’ll add more to our study of the moon when we start an in depth space unit later (I scored a massive reproducible space workbook at a consignment sale for $3), but here’s what we considered today.

We used these writing prompts for a bit of creative writing –
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Moon-and-Space-Unit-Writing-Prompts
The “Facts about the Moon” and “Phases of the Moon” went nicely with this free download:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Blast-off-to-the-Moon-Two-free-Moon-readers-plus-visual-plans

We went on a virtual field trip to the moon using  Google Earth. We use Google Earth a lot when doing geography and the kids love the feeling of walking or controlling a rover on the moon.

We also incorporated the reading, game and quiz at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/read/1/

This one day obviously isn’t a full unit study but I’ll add more resources here later.