A new feature of Mom School is our weekly page, pictured to the left. I post this on our large magnetic board in our kitchen, and review it with 3YO Purple at the beginning of a new theme.
Since this fifth week of the month included Halloween in the middle of it, I wanted to choose a theme that would go beyond that holiday. I also noticed that there was a full moon on the 29th, so it seemed like a good choice.
Of course a few days into October I discovered that October 4-11 is World Space Week, so my timing was off in that respect. It worked out okay, though. We read The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) several times, beginning at the end of September, and we talked about and watched for the different phases of the moon.
Here is Purple admiring the full moon on October 29.
- Empty two liter bottle
- Silver duct tape
- Yellow cellophane
- Red curling ribbon
- Glow sticks
- Yarn for straps
- Couch cushions
- White bed sheets
Metal in Moon Sand
- Cloud dough (8 c flour, 1 c baby oil)
- Aluminum foil, wadded into ball forms
- Container for cloud dough