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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Earth Science–Unit 1 The Earth (PreK-3rd)

We are using Elemental Science this year for our Earth Science/Astronomy curriculum.  As with most curriculums, I tweak it a bit to make it more to my liking and to adapt what I can to my younger children as well.  Here is what we have done for

Unit 1 – The Earth (Our Place in Space).

We read:
Our Core text

Other books:
Picture of Planet Earth (Level 2) - (IR) 

We watched:
Brain Pop Jr - Earth
We did:
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Paper Mache’ Earth (Early Ele)
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Our Place in Space Tower

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Earth Layers with playdough (Early Ele)

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Lapbook – Hands of a Child (Early Ele)

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Shaving Cream/Paint Earths

In the Workboxes for PreK and K:

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Earth Fractions using 15 Pc Wooden Fraction Concepts Trainer, he colored the fractioned Earth pictures to match the blocks
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Lacing
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Do-a-dot

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Counting cards and glass rocks (0-10)
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blue and green glass rocks – land v/s water match

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Size Sequencing

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Letter E maze

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Writing letter Ee
We also had some color pages and a few more do-a-dot pages

I got the great FREE EARTH Printables featured in my workboxes from these awesome blogs:
Royal Baloo
Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Educational Creations
They are all Earth Day Themed packs, I just pulled out the EARTH specific pieces for this unit (The Recycle type ones will come in handy later down the road)
I’ll be updating this outline as we complete each unit.  Next week’s theme is Day and Night.
Come back to link up with our NEW Workbox Wednesday Link Up and show us what is in your boxes!

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