Monday. The Water Cycle.
I did teach 4th grade Science, which totally covers this, so I was good. Thanks to Shake and Learn Science, I had my kids singing and dancing all around demonstrating the water cycle. Then we drew out the water cycle and made it colorful.
I was in luck, I taught this in 4th too. I do, believe it or not, know how to complete a circuit. So we looked at how to light a light bulb with a battery...you know the usual experiment we all do to teach electricity. Then we drew a diagram of a circuit. I guess I was feeling kind of artsy this week. :)
Wednesday. Phases of the Moon.
Ut Oh. We did not do this in 4th grade. Planets yes, although now they're dropping Pluto...but Phases of the Moon, no. I somehow convinced all my kids that we were going to all learn this together from the greatest scientist ever. Bill Nye the Science Guy. Yes, I know I could've just looked it up (and I did actually) but this method seemed more interesting. I mean, would you like to hear a Math teacher try to explain the moon phases or Bill Nye. Exactly. The loved it and I love hearing them sing "Bill, Bill, Bill Nye the Science Guy..."
Thursday. Phases of the Moon part 2.
Thank you Pinterest for your fabulous idea of using Oreo's to show the Phases. Awesomeness. Tell me you wouldn't love this...and they can eat them. Winning.
Pretty fun if I say so myself...