The kids and I spent an afternoon creating new planets and writing newspaper articles describing them.
This was so much fun and a perfect compliment to our Solar System Unit!
They chose a color for their planet, and then tore and cut those colors from old magazines. Then they glued and shaped the pieces into a new planet!
Nate’s new planet was named Astro.
It was red and had a peppermint swirling storm in the center of it.
Isaac’s planet was named Green Planet, and was the recycled planet.
And Elaina’s planet was Planet Pink Cupcake, which has a ring of cupcakes, and only girls are allowed!
The boys spent some time writing out their newspaper article. The had to include the 5 W’s: Who discovered it, What was discovered, Where it was found, When it was found, Why it was found, and we also included How it was discovered too.
I love the vocabulary that Nate comes up with on these free write assignments! I need to be sure to include these more often. Both boys did very well thinking out their articles and being creative with the information.
And after a brief discussion to decide if Nate’s planet could support life, we decided it could because our kitty seemed pretty content laying on top of it!