Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Long Past Due Post: Let's Make a Sundial

It's hard to believe it is already nearly Thanksgiving. The year is flying by and I have yet to post. I am trying to keep my head above water these days. Thanks to all who have reached out to me. Your encouragement means everything to me.  A new friend and I were just talking about the power of the song, Good, Good Father. As teachers we get so consumed by teaching that we begin defining ourselves as what we do and not who we are. I am His and He is mine. I find that to be such a comfort in times such as these.  We hope others will be blessed by listening to it as well.

Thanks for not giving up on me....I will be back to post what my third graders have been up to.

In the meantime, I must share pictures of our super cool sundials.  
We were studying Earth's rotation on its axis. For this activity, we were monitoring the change of the sun's location at different times of the day...proof that the Earth is moving.  
We were also learning telling time in math so it was a great tie in there too.

It was the perfect fall day to visit the outdoor classroom. 
Be sure to pick a day with mostly sunny skies. 

Students got practice making observations and writing conclusions. 


I love this book as a great read aloud to reinforce the idea that while we are having day, there are places around the world having night. 

Image result for somewhere in the world right now

Don't you love how you can access so many books online?
You can take a listen to this book here:  

I'll be adding the sundial experiment to my TPT store soon.
If you want it before I get it added, just email me. 
I'm happy to share. 

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