The middle boys are also studying astronomy in science this year. Our task this week was to come up with a mnemonic phrase to help remember the order of the planets. My boys were not at all dismayed to learn that we would be short a letter since Pluto got demoted.
I, on the other hand, am devastated. Crushed. Verclempt. Pluto was my favorite planet. I did a report on Pluto when I was in 4th grade.
The title above was the girls' idea. Here is the nine year old's attempt (misspellings intact):
My Vase Eats Mean Jurkey Sometimes Under Noses.
Who says it has to make sense? Here is the 7 year old's sentence:
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles.
Good job! Now that is a sentence I might remember. I only helped him with the U.
Like the history lessons we read a section in the text and then they narrate and write a paragraph about what we read. The seven year old just has to tell me what to write:
Astronomy is the study of space. God made the universe for telling time, the calendar, migration of birds, and signs of Jesus's birth. God placed the planets in a perfect place to hold the earth in place so Satan can't destroy it.
Gravity keeps the planets in place. A satellite is an object that orbits another object. There are satellites that are manmade. They go around the earth taking pictures and make more channels on the tv.
Here is what the 9 year old did (misspellings and extreme punctuation intact):
Way back befor time was made. they used the moon to tell when a month went by. they used the stars to tell seasons. and befor cumposes were made. they used the stars.
Gravity keeps the plantes in place. Nicolas Copernicas found out that the sun was in the senter of the galixy. If the planets wernt in place then the earth would go off track.
You may or may not notice that there is no lack of missiles and rockets in both drawings. Strange, but we really didn't read much about rockets, and certainly not about missiles. Boys.