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Come study the moon with Us!

We are very excited as we are about to begin a study of the moon!  I have put together lots of different materials.  Earthsky.org has some excellent and simple explanations of the moons phases.  They were probably some of the most concise and straightforward ones I have read. I printed out each of them and read them over to get an understanding.  I then created a container story which I told to teach the topic during a lesson block on time.
Moon Phases Overview Waxing Crescent First Quarter Waxing Gibbous Full Moon Waning Gibbous Last Quarter Waning Crescent New Moon
I also came across this really neat simulation of the moon cycles.  Once you know the different phases, you can actually follow the image, seeing (and recognizing) each of them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007_450px.gif

The Robins Return!

Today we spotted our first Robin of the season, as well as a woodpecker.