Phases of the Moon


I was like a kid today!  I had so much fun teaching…which I have been feeling a lot lately!  I have been inspired and my teaching rejuvenated and I’m excited about it 🙂  What a great feeling…
We have been learning about the Phases of the Moon over the last week.  The other day we made the phases of the moon with oreos…ummmm….YUMMY!  I’m addicted..I digress 🙂
We were scientists, so we used our goggles, made the phases and then ate them up….I wish I could show you some pictures of my cute little kiddos in their goggles but I can’t so you are stuck with me!


This Oreo Phases of the Moon Sheet was made by the very talented Hilary Lewis!  You can check out her TPT Shop Here!


Then today we made these… Moon Flip-Flap Books!!!!
L-O-V-E them 🙂
We started with a Partner Reading of The Moon.  After they finished reading the text to each other, they told their partner their two favorite facts about the moon.  Then they began to create their flip-flap books.   Here are a few photos of our Work in Progress..



















This is our new Moon bulletin board display…The best part of this whole day is my Assistant Principal walked in when we were doing this activity…BAM!  Unannounced Observation and ALL HIGHLY EFFECTIVE MARKS…Can I get a WOOOOHOOOO!!


This is a close-up of the bulletin board…



 Here is one of my student’s Moon Flip-Flap Books completely done!  What a great job they did!



Then they saw my Space Flip-Flap Book on my desk and begged me to let them make it!  We are only really focused on the Moon…but how do you say no when they want to learn 🙂


Thanks again for stopping by :)Hugs,

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  • Julie
    May 2, 2013 at 12:10 am

    What an AWESOME lesson!!! Doesn't it make you feel great when you are observed during a great lesson? I had one of my best walk throughs today and it was a great feeling!

  • Natalie
    May 2, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I love teaching about space! 🙂 I also love teaching parts of a plant. So many cute activities that go along with that!

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  • Sydney Cohn
    May 2, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I absolutely love this and would love these books. The moon and stars are some of my favorite science units to teach.

  • Lisa
    May 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I just did the same phases of the moon Oreo activity today! Love your flip flap book 🙂

  • Karen
    May 2, 2013 at 12:44 am

    WOW…awesome. We are doing the Moon right now 🙂

  • Marcy Fambro
    May 2, 2013 at 12:51 am

    We did the same phases of the moon oreo activity a few weeks ago! Its always a kid favorite! Your flip books look GREAT! You're so talented! Space and Plants are my two favorite science subjects to teach!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  • Mrs. Giles
    May 2, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Love your flapbooks.

  • Melissa Janson
    May 2, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Love those books! I love teaching about the water cycle!!!

  • Special Teacher for Special Kids
    May 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

    My favorite topic is money! they love it so much and feel "grown up" Love the goggles…. Always remember, safety first! How do you make those pages on the computer, what's your secret, I'm lucky I get text boxes to line up.

    Happy to follow you.
    :o) V.
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  • Veronica Varela
    May 2, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I love teaching about "Space/Solar System" so this activity would be awesome to use during that unit. 🙂 It is so creative!!!

  • Ms. Morgart
    May 2, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I love to teach about life cycles and plants. I have a terrible green thumb but really enjoy teaching it!
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  • Amanda N
    May 2, 2013 at 1:46 am

    SO CUTE! Love those flip books!

  • Andrea
    May 2, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Such awesome flapbooks Anna! I like anything chemistry or geology related. We have horrible science kits in my district so I look forward to Matter and Rocks/Minerals.


  • tch87
    May 2, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I love the flip flap book idea. The other fourth grade teachers and I like to do the Oreo cookie moon phases activity, too. I would love to do the booklet withem. The kids would just "eat it up". Sorry. I couldn't help myself. Lol!

    You have great ideas. Please keep them coming.



  • Tara Ziegmont
    May 2, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Awesome flapbooks! I looked for them in your TPT store, but I couldn't find them.

  • Tara Ziegmont
    May 2, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I like to teach about astronomy. I taught it for 10 years in a high school before homeschooling my own kids.

  • Rachel
    May 2, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Great flapbooks! I love teaching about rocks!

  • Jeanne Bergeron
    May 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I just love your flapbooks. I love teaching life cycles. We will be getting some caterpillars soon. Do you have a butterfly flapbook?


  • T Bell
    May 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Well done you. Am loving your little flippy flappy booklet thingies. Very cool. My 8 yr old homeschooled daughter loves doing "food colouring lotions and potions" with me – translates as creating chemical reactions in the kitchen: food colouring and detergent in milk, etc. Thanks for this opportunity – we are yet to do space.

  • Cori Wolff
    May 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    So fun! I love teaching science! 🙂 My fav unit so far that I've done is all about rocks and our Earth.

  • Sue Cahalane
    May 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Anna! This is so cute! I love teaching rockets & doing rocket experiments:)

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  • Debbie
    May 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Those are great books. I enjoy teaching about space and landing on the Moon.

  • Judy Lewis
    May 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    We are reading The Moon this week too! Love the flip-flap book and would love to win it!

    Judy Lewis

  • Andrea L.
    May 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I didn't read the rafflecopter blog comment question before I commented…here I go again…

    Congrats on being observed so successfully!

    I love your flipbooks! We do the phases of the moon with oreos, and the kids love them! I'd love to win and be able to use your flipbooks, too! It would make this science unit so much more fun. I love teaching science to my kiddos because they get so excited about investigating and discovering "new" things.

  • Teacher Mom
    May 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats on the pop in observation!! I love teaching science and all about space is always my first choice. These flap books are beyond amazing!!


  • Casey Canion
    May 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This flap book is great! I enjoy teaching about shadows the best.


  • Stephanie
    May 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Awesome!!! I love teaching Life Cycles:) love these flap books

  • Mrs.E
    May 3, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Science is SO fun! I love to teach students about motion!!

  • Gina Coniglio
    May 3, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I love teaching about plants and animals! Awesome books in the giveaway! Fingers crossed!
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  • Miss VerSteeg
    May 3, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Wow, these flip-flop books are FANTASTIC! The Moon by Seymour Simon is included in our core reading series. These books would be a great way to extend that story into our science instruction!

    My favorite science topic is animal habitats! 🙂

  • Bronwen Thornton
    May 4, 2013 at 12:05 am

    My kids love rocks!

  • Christina Marie
    May 4, 2013 at 2:49 am

    I love teaching about life cycles!

    Christina 😉
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  • izzynruss
    July 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

    there are about a million moon books out there..just which one do you use? I really want to try this, but don't want to buy a million books! LOL

  • Kristin Bradford
    September 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Can you send me the files for your Moon flip flap book or can I get them on TPT?

  • Ashley Cooper
    April 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I love the moon flip book! Is it available on TPT? Or are you willing to share?