Monday Moonday


Last night’s Super Blood Moon was incredible and of course none of my photo-taking apparatuses could even come close to taking a good photo. I love those kind of things. I’m usually paying attention to cool astronomy stuff, just because it’s a hobby of mine. But I love when things go mainstream and everyone takes a minute to appreciate it.

So we had the Moon on the brain today for the first day of the week. I planned out a few things I thought Fern might be interested in and we did about half of them. We might revisit it tomorrow. It was just too nice of a day to be inside, so we went to the forest for the rest of the afternoon.

I’d like to share what I planned anyway, to give a good chunk of Moon inspiration in case anyone is looking for ideas.

Spelling words: Moon, land, fly, space, man, woman, view, eclipse, rare, dust. I like to mix in words that are helpful to learn, even if they aren’t as interesting. We mostly do spelling practice so Fern gets a feel for sounding out words that she can already read as she’s writing them. She’s expressed an interest in learning to spell, so I’ll go with that for as long as it lasts.

Make a phases of the moon poster for our house.

Make craters in a dish of flour by dropping things from above to simulate space debris and asteroids.

Watch this video of the Moon Landing .

Make a moon base out of cardboard, lego, or minecraft. Consider the hierarchy of needs, the lack of atmosphere, the length of the trip, etc.

Watch Wallace and Gromit “A Grand Day Out”

(Watch “A Trip to the Moon” and get sidetracked talking about silent films)