This week our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum focused on the “Rock Planets.” We learned that there are four rock planets in our solar system called the terrestrial planets. We also learned that these planets have solid surfaces, so spaceships are able to land on them.
I really liked this month’s storybook. It combines facts about the planets with counting and makes the complexities of our solar system more accessible to preschoolers. I especially liked the way it handled Pluto 🙂 The lesson on Pluto, as well as the introduction to the week, contains a better explanation of why Pluto is no longer a planet. It is also ties in nicely with an activity that teaches empathy and kindness.
Booger loves the magnet story telling pieces. First, he retold the monthly storybook story, then he made up his own that involved a crash landing.
The boys favorite art activity this week was the Mars Invitation to Create. They used glue to create the shape of the planet, then they sprinkled it with red sand and added two stickers to represent Mars’ moons.
Thanks for stopping by! Next week we will be learning about the “rock planets.”
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