Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Your students will have a blast learning about the solar system with this thematic unit! Daily lesson plans include literature suggestions, activities, art, writing, reading, and math. There are also links to YouTube videos that fit in perfectly as well.

Click on the PREVIEW to read each lesson plan, see the Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet, key concepts students will learn in this unit, as well as examples of printables and art projects.

This file contains:

--Age-appropriate key concepts K-1 students will learn in this unit
--Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet
--Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
--Literature Suggestions
--Activities and Printables
--Art Projects (with templates)
--Links to YouTube Videos

Day 1: Our Solar System
---Know, Wonder, Learn graphic organizer
---Order of the planets mnemonic device flip sheet <---This is a FREEBIE in my store!
---Sun and planets templates for solar system art project
---My Planet Report writing sheet

Day 2: The Sun
---Seasons clipart for demonstration
---Sun template for art project
---The ABCs of Outer Space emergent reader (2 levels)
---Outer Space Adventure writing sheet

Day 3: The Earth
---Our Amazing Earth writing project printables
---Coffee Filter Earth art project
---A New Discovery writing sheet (2 provided: one boy, one girl)

Day 4: The Moon
---Phases of the Moon cookie activity
---Phases of the Moon sheets (3 options for differentiation)
---Amazing Outer Space writing sheet

Day 5: Astronauts
---Astronaut template for balloon rockets
---What I Know About Astronauts writing sheet (2 options)
---Astronaut craft instructions and templates
---If I Were an Astronaut writing sheet

Handwriting: (2 levels for each)
---A is for Astronaut
---R is for Rocket
---S is for Space

Math:
---Color-by-number word (words one through five)
---Color-by-number word (ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty)
---Color-by-answer (addition facts to ten)
---Color-by-answer (addition of multiples of ten to one hundred)
---How Tall? Measuring with non-standard units
---Counting Backwards to Blast Off: numbers to 20 (2 levels)
---Counting Backwards to Blast Off: Fill in missing numbers to 100
---Counting Backwards to Blast Off: Fill in missing numbers to 20
---Race Through Space roll the die, count, and color game
---Space Trips Graph
---Time to Blast Off: Telling time to hour and half hour
---Space Race: Adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to 100
---Out of this World Addition: Addition to 10
---Out of this World Addition: Addition to 15
---Subtraction Among the Stars: Subtraction facts to 10
---Subtraction Among the Stars: Subtraction facts to 15
---Number Bonds Blast Off: Number bonds to 100
---Space Stories (word problems): Addition to 10 and 20

Language Arts:
---A is for Astronaut coloring sheet (words with beginning /a/ sound)
---R is for Rocket coloring sheet (words with beginning /r/ sound)
---Spin Around Sounds (space words with beginning sounds /a/, /f/, /m/, /r/, /s/, /t/)
---Fun in the Sun "-un" family words writing sheet
---Roll, Read, Write "-un" family words
---Roll, Read, Write "-ace" family words
---Ace in Space (words that rhyme with space)
---Read and Draw "-un" family words
---Read and Draw "-ace" family words
---Out of this World Word Work: make new words from the letters in the word astronaut
---All-Star Readers Cut and Paste Sentences with Dolch Sight Words
---Space words ABC order
---Word wall cards

The ABCs of Outer Space emergent reader contained in this unit can be purchased separately in my store. You can click on its PREVIEW to read the entire book. You do not need to purchase it separately if you buy the unit.

Questions? Feel free to email me at primarythemepark@gmail.com.

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**This product was updated on 01/07/15. Please redownload for new content if you have purchased previously! :)
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Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade
Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade
Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade
Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade