The Solar System unit began with the story of How Raven Stole the Sun. We learned about our Solar System through song, dance and book research. I assigned each child a planet and respective placement around a sun and then everyone revolved and spun in their orbit around the sun. There was lots of laughter as we all got dizzy together in the frosty sun filled meadow. We are learning lots of facts about time and space as we sing the newest song in the Homesteader repertoire, “The Galaxy Song.” www.metrolyrics.com/galaxy-song-lyrics-monty-python.html.
Afternoon activities for the week were a mix of sensory awareness games outdoors in the crisp clear air and cozy yurt time working with chalk pastels to create solar system illustrations based on each child’s individual understanding and imagination.