Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Up, up in the Sky

Up, Up in the Sky theme has offered a wide variety of topics for us to explore.

1. Book & Music :
The book is about children playing under the sun, you may sing it as you read along.

The album theme is about birds, sun, star, moon, clouds everything up in the sky. We  adapted our activities to dated events and Philippine setting.

Album & Book by Kindermusik
2. Home Activities: Sky during Daytime

  We usually do our bird watching every breakfast from our dining area. 
  Walking and learning about the common birds, pigeons and maya.

Geared with an empty tissue roll as a telescope, we were counting pigeons, as one by by one they flew away, a basic subtraction concept.
-Sun & Clouds
It's a sunny day, my daughter said she'll be wearing her sunglasses. What can we see up in the sky during daytime? - sun, birds, clouds and airplane!

Sun, clouds and birds in loose cardboard cutouts

3. Home Activities: Sky at Nighttime

- Moon
   We discussed moon phases.

Moon Cardboard cutouts
  We were singing Kindermisik's Listen, Listen by Susan James Frye, it goes like this:
      The stars are making music in the sky tonight
      As i listen, listen, (play a musical instrument)

Construction paper strips folded and made into stars
- Blood Moon
  For older child, try  to explain the science behind this.
   For younger ones like mine, (less than 3yrs old), talk about color, the red moon, shape and intoduce the word eclipse, which you can explain in theory with a shadow.

Taken 8th of Oct 2014, seeing the red moon first time
(Moon photo taken online)
Kids are always fascinated with things that fly.

4. Class Activities
-Storytelling about a Robin, making a bird house, a nest, it's endless

-Small Lighted ball represent stars as they  toss it and run around, the 'moon' comes later as a surprise to the kids
5. Go along books

Have fun making stars

It's pages open up and has an interesting
 layout to describe the events in the story
Imagine and reach for the stars
See like a child's eye and never cease to wonder at the beauty of the sky!

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