Saturday, March 17, 2012


I am on a top secret mission to have some fun with our space unit the next 2 weeks. I am in the process of putting up a spaceship in our reading corner.  I wonder how long it will take me to finish it tonight!?!  I have my Frappe Mocha from McDonalds to keep me going! 

This is my first time making my reading corner into a spaceship.  Here are some of my ideas:
  • I am going to put black on the walls with different colored stars all over.  One color of stars is going to make the Big Dipper and one color the Little Dipper surrounded by all the other colors to see if the students can find them. 
  • Closer to the floor I am going to make the moon, sun, and the planets so the students can place them in order...what planet comes first, second, third, etc.  I will have circles on the wall and the students will Velcro the planets in its place. 
  • I am going to have shoe boxes that the students can look in.  In fifth grade, they made  constellations on one side...but I am going to dot sight words for the students to read. 
If you are a visual person like to come.  If you have any ideas to share to make it even more fun for the kiddos....Please Comment!

I saw this idea last school year and cannot wait to do it with my class.  This idea is from Mrs. Wills and it is ...OUT OF THIS WORLD! Check out her scaled model of our solor system in more detail at her kindergarten blog. Click here!
Check out Mrs. Lee's Blog for pictures of her Space Centers & Activities.  LOVE them all...of course! 

Click below the pictures for some far~out freebies from us!   Clip art is from KPM DOODLES & DJ Inkers.  I know you will be going to their sites soon!  

       Writing from 1 - out of this world! Click {here} for freebie!

         Sound Out Words...the alien way! Click {here} for freebie!

        Label an fun! Click{here} for freebie!
        Label an Alien Words. Click {here} for freebie!

Thanks, Amber


  1. One idea is to have the students make constellations out of their names. I did this once with second graders. They used a white crayon to write their names on black paper. Then they put a silver star on each corner of a letter. I used those silver star stickers. You could also take that great blog idea and have students use a pin to punch their names in black paper, then when you hold the paper up to the light it will look like a constellation. (The blog I read did this with sight words, but I am always into using the students' names a lot.)
    An Open Door

  2. Thanks Erica and Camille. I love the idea of making their name into a constellation. THEY WILL LOVE THIS...and believe it or not...I have the stickers you are talking about!

  3. These are so cute!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Heather's Heart

  4. Hey there!! I came across your classroom website on shutterfly and wondered how you like using this site. I am planning my website now and am looking for sites to use. How does it work? Do you have any advice?

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  5. Thanks for the shout out Amber! I think you're great too! :)


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