Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mosaic Paper Earth!

Day 3 of the week - The theme this week is Outer Space. The letters of the week are J, j, O the number of the week is 12.
Project - Mosaic Paper Earth- Before we started the project. Connor, Lauren and I talked about the planets in our solar system. When we talked about Earth, I asked them what colors they see when you see Earth from space. They both said, green and blue! Connor is really getting into this outer space theme. At the library today, he found a lot of space books, including a huge book about the moon. We read the moon book this afternoon and he had a ton of questions. I think we will have to do a craft about the moon next week.
Directions: Connor and Lauren ripped blue and green construction paper into small pieces. I traced a circle onto white card stock (I actually traced the lid to my smallest cooking pot!) Connor and Lauren cut out their circles and glued the green and blue paper pieces onto their circle. Once the circle was covered, Connor and Lauren glued the covered circle (Earth) onto a piece of black construction paper. Then, to work on their writing and letter skills, they each wrote the word "Earth" beneath their Earth with chalk! Materials Needed - blue, green and black construction paper, white card stock, glue stick, scissors, white chalk

Gluing the paper pieces The finished mosaic projects
Learning Activities:
Today's Activities:
Handwriting - tracing lines
Numbers - 12, counting, writing numbers
Reading Readiness - on top
Colors -yellow and blue, coloring, writing, recognition
Writing Letters -Uppercase O


  1. I love the stars in the background ;)

  2. You have such great ideas! I love your blog and I can't wait to try some of the crafts with my kids.

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