Mrs. Shockley's students have been learning about the moon and its four phases. Last Thursday they had a more hands-on approach regarding the moon that helped solidify what they have seen and heard about it. A paper plate, glue and a little grit and ingenuity along with OREOS!!!! brought the nightly moon into the hands of these sweet first graders.
For example, the new moon phase was represented by an intact Oreo, followed by the 1st quarter or half moon illustrated by placing 1/2 of the cookie on the left and the 1/2 iced cookie on the right. Mrs. Shockley says it's a wonderful hands-on learning project. "The material is read, discussed, created and then displayed visually. The moon phases really come to life during this fun little project."
The students definitely seemed to love it. Here's what several of them had to say:
After the hard-working students were finished applying the moon's phases to their plates, they were rewarded with a delicious Oreo that they could enjoy!