Phases of the Moon - Simply Skilled in Second

Phases of the Moon


I was like a kid today!  I had so much fun teaching...which I have been feeling a lot lately!  I have been inspired and my teaching rejuvenated and I'm excited about it :)  What a great feeling...

We have been learning about the Phases of the Moon over the last week.  The other day we made the phases of the moon with oreos...ummmm....YUMMY!  I'm addicted..I digress :)  

We were scientists, so we used our goggles, made the phases and then ate them up....I wish I could show you some pictures of my cute little kiddos in their goggles but I can't so you are stuck with me!


This Oreo Phases of the Moon Sheet was made by the very talented Hilary Lewis!  You can check out her TPT Shop Here!

Then today we made these... Moon Flip-Flap Books!!!! 
L-O-V-E them :)


We started with a Partner Reading of The Moon.  After they finished reading the text to each other, they told their partner their two favorite facts about the moon.  Then they began to create their flip-flap books.   Here are a few photos of our Work in Progress..


















This is our new Moon bulletin board display...The best part of this whole day is my Assistant Principal walked in when we were doing this activity...BAM!  Unannounced Observation and ALL HIGHLY EFFECTIVE MARKS...Can I get a WOOOOHOOOO!!


This is a close-up of the bulletin board...


 Here is one of my student's Moon Flip-Flap Books completely done!  What a great job they did!




Then they saw my Space Flip-Flap Book on my desk and begged me to let them make it!  We are only really focused on the Moon...but how do you say no when they want to learn :)




Thanks again for stopping by :)

Hugs,

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37 comments

  1. What an AWESOME lesson!!! Doesn't it make you feel great when you are observed during a great lesson? I had one of my best walk throughs today and it was a great feeling!

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  2. I love teaching about space! :) I also love teaching parts of a plant. So many cute activities that go along with that!

    Recess and Beyond

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  3. I absolutely love this and would love these books. The moon and stars are some of my favorite science units to teach.

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  4. I just did the same phases of the moon Oreo activity today! Love your flip flap book :)

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  5. WOW...awesome. We are doing the Moon right now :)

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  6. We did the same phases of the moon oreo activity a few weeks ago! Its always a kid favorite! Your flip books look GREAT! You're so talented! Space and Plants are my two favorite science subjects to teach!

    Marcy
    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

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  7. Love those books! I love teaching about the water cycle!!!

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  8. My favorite topic is money! they love it so much and feel "grown up" Love the goggles.... Always remember, safety first! How do you make those pages on the computer, what's your secret, I'm lucky I get text boxes to line up.

    Happy to follow you.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  9. I love teaching about "Space/Solar System" so this activity would be awesome to use during that unit. :) It is so creative!!! veronica.varela@live.com

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  10. I love to teach about life cycles and plants. I have a terrible green thumb but really enjoy teaching it!
    Curls and a Smile
    lmorgart@lcisd.org

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  11. SO CUTE! Love those flip books!

    Patterson.ap@gmail.com

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  12. Such awesome flapbooks Anna! I like anything chemistry or geology related. We have horrible science kits in my district so I look forward to Matter and Rocks/Minerals.

    Andrea
    andreakornfeind@gmail.com

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  13. I love the flip flap book idea. The other fourth grade teachers and I like to do the Oreo cookie moon phases activity, too. I would love to do the booklet withem. The kids would just "eat it up". Sorry. I couldn't help myself. Lol!

    You have great ideas. Please keep them coming.

    Sincerely,

    Sherry

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  14. Awesome flapbooks! I looked for them in your TPT store, but I couldn't find them.

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  15. I like to teach about astronomy. I taught it for 10 years in a high school before homeschooling my own kids.

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  16. Great flapbooks! I love teaching about rocks!

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  17. I just love your flapbooks. I love teaching life cycles. We will be getting some caterpillars soon. Do you have a butterfly flapbook?

    Jeanne
    J28ber@gmail.com

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  18. Well done you. Am loving your little flippy flappy booklet thingies. Very cool. My 8 yr old homeschooled daughter loves doing "food colouring lotions and potions" with me - translates as creating chemical reactions in the kitchen: food colouring and detergent in milk, etc. Thanks for this opportunity - we are yet to do space. thursdaytook@hotmail.com

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  19. So fun! I love teaching science! :) My fav unit so far that I've done is all about rocks and our Earth.

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  20. Hi Anna! This is so cute! I love teaching rockets & doing rocket experiments:)

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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  21. Those are great books. I enjoy teaching about space and landing on the Moon.
    deb81992@yahoo.com

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  22. We are reading The Moon this week too! Love the flip-flap book and would love to win it!

    Judy Lewis
    jelewis@oneclay.net

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  24. I didn't read the rafflecopter blog comment question before I commented...here I go again...

    Congrats on being observed so successfully!

    I love your flipbooks! We do the phases of the moon with oreos, and the kids love them! I'd love to win and be able to use your flipbooks, too! It would make this science unit so much more fun. I love teaching science to my kiddos because they get so excited about investigating and discovering "new" things.

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  25. Congrats on the pop in observation!! I love teaching science and all about space is always my first choice. These flap books are beyond amazing!!

    Angie
    Buchanana@flaglerschools.com

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  26. This flap book is great! I enjoy teaching about shadows the best.

    Casey
    CaseyCanion@aol.com

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  27. Awesome!!! I love teaching Life Cycles:) love these flap books

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  28. Science is SO fun! I love to teach students about motion!!

    Jeanie.elder@gmail.com

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  29. I love teaching about plants and animals! Awesome books in the giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  30. Wow, these flip-flop books are FANTASTIC! The Moon by Seymour Simon is included in our core reading series. These books would be a great way to extend that story into our science instruction!

    My favorite science topic is animal habitats! :)

    cathy@missversteeg.com

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  31. My kids love rocks! jbsothornton@comcast.net

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  32. I love teaching about life cycles!

    Christina ;)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  33. there are about a million moon books out there..just which one do you use? I really want to try this, but don't want to buy a million books! LOL

    Tanya_morrill@interact.ccsd.net

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  34. Can you send me the files for your Moon flip flap book or can I get them on TPT?
    bradfkr@masd.k12.wi.us

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  35. I love the moon flip book! Is it available on TPT? Or are you willing to share?

    ashleycooper@antioch.k12.ca.us

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