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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Scholars: Week One/Space Spectacular!

Maybe its the teacher in me...but I am very excited about our summer scholar program! Each week, we will pick a different topic and discuss it every day. We will cap off the week with some sort of project or field trip. This week we did the Solar System. Each kid got assigned two planets and had to paint their planet for our space room and then learn 1-2 facts about that planet. I choose this tiny storage closet to display our project. We also put glow in the dark stars on the ceiling. We call it the space room. The kids love to go in their and talk about their planets. I also used this website called thecoloringcastle.com for free printable worksheets to supplement our activity. The boys also enjoyed looking through a telescope at the stars one night. Originally, we planned to go to a star gazer show at the Cranbrook planetarium but it interfered with our first t-ball game. If you have any great ideas for other topics, PLEASE share!

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