Friday, April 12, 2013

Solar System in Kindergarten

A student in kindergarten this week led a great center on the solar system. He came up with a variety of activities that had students engaged through the entire class period. Thanks to a set of planets and posters lent to the enrichment room by Mrs. Ayer, students used a poster of the solar system to line up planets in their orbitals. Students independently read the planet names and worked together to create the orbitals! Students also spent time in the classroom library looking at books and learning about space rovers. At another table students were using pictures of the planets to draw their own planets using pastels. As a culminating activity the student had created his own paper planets which he used to play a game of hide and seek in the classroom.

I continue to be amazed at the great work that kindergarteners share each week and I can hardly wait for the next class to see what everyone will learn!

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