Use this journal to keep track of the moon and sun. This journal will show the students how the moon has phases throughout the school year and across seasons. It will also show how the time of the sun setting and rising changes daily and with the seasons. At the top circle what day is it, write the day's date, and tell the season. Draw and write the percentage of the moon that is illuminated in the circle. Draw the illuminated portion of the moon in the square. Tell what the moon looks like (a crescent or a circle). Tell the name of the moon (waxing crescent, waning crescent, etc). For the sun fill in the rising and setting times the calculate of tell the students the amount of daylight hours ad minutes. In my first grade classroom, I show http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/usa/lexington-fayette & http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/ daily on my smart board. Students and I discuss what we see and compare the days, seasons, and months.