Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Stephanie Trapp
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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Your students will have a blast learning about space with this solar system unit for kindergarten and first grade! The week-long comprehensive unit includes detailed daily lesson plans with literature suggestions. It incorporates science, reading, writing, math, handwriting and art. It also includes QR codes and links to videos that complement the unit study.

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.

Teacher Features You'll Love:

• Detailed daily lesson plans

• Week-at-a-Glance planning sheet

• Guide for stretching the unit over two weeks

• Key concepts and learning objectives

• Literature suggestions

• Activities and printables

• Art projects with templates

• Hands-on learning

• QR codes & links to YouTube videos

What's Covered in the Unit?

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!

• Solar system art project

My Planet Report writing sheet

Day 2: The Sun

• Day, night and seasons demonstration

• Observing sun patterns

• Sun art project

Day 3: The Earth

• Demonstrate rotation and revolution

Our Amazing Earth lift-the-flap writing activity

• Coffee filter Earth art project

Day 4: The Moon

• Observing moon patterns

• Phases of the Moon cookie activity

• Phases of the Moon sheets

• Moon art project

Day 5: Astronauts

• Balloon rockets

• Astronaut craft instructions and templates

If I Were an Astronaut and What I Know Astronauts writing sheets


  • Counting within 10, 20 and 100
  • Counting within a sequence
  • 1:1 correspondence
  • Comparing numbers with and without >, < and =
  • Place value: tens and ones
  • Addition and subtraction within 10, 20 and 100 (no regrouping)
  • Number bonds
  • Graphing
  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Measuring with nonstandard units
  • Word problems

Literacy Connections:

  • Letter M recognition
  • Beginning sounds
  • CVC words
  • -un family words (sun)
  • -ace family words (space)
  • -ar family words (star)
  • -oo vowel team (moon)
  • Sight word story
  • Make words from the letters in the word astronaut
  • Mission to the Moon literacy center activity
  • Emergent reader (includes a digital version in Google Slides)
  • Word wall cards
  • All About Astronauts writing prompt
  • Outer Space Adventure writing prompt
  • Would You Like to Go to the Moon? writing prompt
  • New Discovery writing prompt

The ABCs of Outer Space emergent reader contained in this unit may 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.

**This product received a HUGE update at 10pm on 01/27/21. Please redownload for new content if you have purchased previously! :)

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Total Pages
177 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. Examples of patterns could include that the sun and moon appear to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; and stars other than our sun are visible at night but not during the day. Assessment of star patterns is limited to stars being seen at night and not during the day.


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