Teacher Mama: Simple Space Words Book {After School Linky}

Simple Space Words Book

Boy Mama Teacher Mama Simple Space Words Book (featured)

We recently began our space unit with our first graders.  There is so much to know and the information is constantly changing.  We wanted to give our first graders some background knowledge before beginning the study. We thought some vocabulary would be helpful.


We began by reading, Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeny. This is a fantastic and simple book that helps students begin to understand where they fit onto our universe.

After reading the book and some discussion, we gave the students the templates.

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We gathered as a group. Each student had a pair of scissors, a pencil and a glue stick.  We read through each clue together and decided which clue defined which word.  The students then glued that clue into the correct box.

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When all the boxes and clues were matched, the students were asked to use some space books from our classroom library and draw pictures to go with each word.

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When they had completed their pictures, students cut out the pages of the book and stapled them together.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama Simple Space Words Book

And, voila! Each student had his or her own Simple Space Word Book to use throughout our study.

This activity is available at the following link:

Simple Space Words Book


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