Kindergarten Weeks 2 and 3: Moon Unit and Leaf Unit

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted about what we’ve been doing in kindergarten so I thought I’d share a quick update.

Week 2 the unit was Moon and the letter of the week was, of course, M. We actually stretched this unit out a couple days longer, just because it’s such a fun topic!

Our Bible lesson for this week was “I am the light of the world”. We learned that the moon does not actually give off any light of its own, but rather it is the light from the sun that makes the moon glow. Likewise, as Christians we don’t give off light on our own, rather it is the light of Jesus shining out of us that makes us shine bright in this world.

We continued our worksheet pages that we work on each day, but added in a lot of fun hands-on activities as well!

We did a science experiment on why there are so many craters on the face of the moon.

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We read the book “The Moon Might Be Milk” and then made a Moon cake (the book has a cookie recipe included, but Gunnar wanted cake instead 🙂).

We had fun discovering the difference between a microscope and a telescope, and seeing what far-away objects we could find.

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And, probably the activity we enjoyed most, studying the phases of the moon using Oreos! We actually did this one 2 days in a row 🙂

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Week 3 was a Leaf unit and the letter L. I went back and forth on if I should skip this unit or not. There aren’t that many leaves yet here in Northeast Ohio, but at the same time I wasn’t sure if skipping a week (and coming back to it later) would be a good idea, since the units build on each other. In the end, I decided to go ahead with the unit. There weren’t any green leaves, but I figured we could do the hands-on activities with the dead leaves in the yard (lol!) Well, wouldn’t you know it, it SNOWED before we could collect any leaves! That’s Ohio in March for ya!

Our Bible lesson this week was “I will live and grow in Jesus”. We used a plant to demonstrate the lesson: the leaves get plenty of food and water when they are attached to the plant, but they wither away if they are separated from the plant. We are the leaves, and Jesus is the plant. We continue to grow if we are connected to Him.

We did our worksheets, read some books on leaves and trees, and of course, played in the snow! At the end of the week we visited the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center for a fun field trip! Maybe we will go back to the Leaf unit in a few weeks and try some of the activities. After all, flexibility is a huge perk of homeschooling 😉

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