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Monday, February 25, 2013

Phases Of The Moon

Hello Friends,
We have been busy learning all about the moon. Of course no moon study would be complete without learning about the phases of the moon.  We started out with a read aloud of 
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons :
Here's another great book:

They used their science book to help them create their model.
They are not required to learn all the different phases of the moon, so I just had them create the main four phases. 

 I then created an anchor chart...
My students created their own phases of the moon picture. They were given a 12x18 piece of black construction paper, a 6x9 piece of yellow construction paper for the sun, 1 large circle for the Earth, 4 small circles for the different phases of the moon, and moon phases strips.  
They did a great job creating their moon phases poster. 

They had a grand time making their interpretation of the phases of the moon!!
I hope you had a Marvelous Monday!


  1. Hi Crystal,

    My students love learning about anything having to do with space. I love Gail Gibbons books, but I haven't come across this one. I'll have to check it out. Great ideas!

    First Grade Schoolhouse

    1. Hi Mona,
      My students had a great time completing this activity and they also love learning about space!!