Thursday, May 17, 2012

Catch a Falling Star

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee is my favorite book of the past few weeks. We've been learning all about outer space, but this book brings the stars to Earth. According to the book, stars are how you know night is coming. You can't catch a star, not really, but you can make a star and keep it in your pocket. You can pin a star to your shirt and become a sheriff or tape it to a stick and become a fairy. Stars are for wishes and friends. You can find them almost anywhere, like on a tree or in a field.

My favorite illustration is bright yellow with a boy blowing a dandelion. "Blow a ball of dandelion and you blow a thousand stars into the sky."

Star Sun Catcher
Bobo made a beautiful turquoise sun catcher of the night sky. He mixed school glue with blue food coloring in a margarine lid. Then, he sprinkled star confetti from another project and glitter onto the sky. I tied a piece of yarn and placed it at the top to make a loop. We waited and waited for it to dry. Last, we popped it out of the lid. Now, it's hanging in our window and catching the sun's rays.

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  1. Your last two posts have left me with 4 books added to my library list!

    1. Great! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  2. Neat accompanying art activity! Sounds like a fun book.

  3. I so want to read this book. The sun catcher is so pretty!

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