Get your students excited about learning more about planets and space using this Solar System Thematic Unit.
This resource includes space thematic lessons, activities, poems, songs and centers for your little learners.
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Week 25 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during a space unit. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.
Space – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a space theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.
Space Interactive Poem
Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners name things that are found in space.
Space Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging solar system read alouds and activities in the classroom.
Up In Space Song
Use this song throughout the unit about taking a trip through space.
Me and Space
Read Me and My Place in Space and have learners create an astronaut craft as to add to their Me and Space booklet.
Read Astronaut Handbook and complete the Astronaut chart together. Have learners complete the page in the booklet.
The Sun and Moon
Read The Sun and the Moon and write down facts together on a chart. Have learners write the facts in their booklet.
Read The Sky is Full of Stars or Our Stars and answer the questions. Have learners write the definitions and create their own constellation.
The Solar System
Read The Planets in Our Solar System and put the planets in order on the chart. Have learners write the names of the planets in their booklet.
Space Sensory Charts
Explore space with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about what they believe space to be like using their senses on the interactive page.
Up In Space Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.
Literacy Center | Alphabet Pocket Chart
Have learners match the alphabet cards on a pocket chart.
Literacy Center | Missing Sound
Have learners match the missing vowel sound on each word card.
Literacy Center | Rhyming Puzzles
Have learners match the puzzles by finding the pictures that rhyme.
Math Center | Counting to Twenty
Have learners put the numbers to twenty in order by counting up or counting down.
Math Center | Shape Sort
Have learners sort the shape pictures on the shape mats.
Math Center | Teen Number Mats
Have learners count and write the number on each mat.
Community Helpers Thematic Unit
Dinosaur and Fossils Thematic Unit
The student expects to: evaluate details to determine what is most important with adult assistance;
The student expects to: synthesize information to create new understanding with adult assistance; and
The student expects to: monitor comprehension and make adjustments such as re-reading, using background knowledge, checking for visual cues, and asking questions when understanding breaks down with adult assistance.
The student expects to: recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including: the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance;
The student expects to: recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including: titles and simple graphics to gain information.
The student expects to: count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects;
The student expects to: read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures;
The student expects to: count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order;
The student expects to: recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects in organized and random arrangements.
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