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2nd Annual Space Day

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Sooooo, it's that time of year again! Last year my first grade team did such a spectacular job piloting a Space Day for our Arabic students, and creating amazing hands on activities that we decided to kick it up a notch this year. Last year Space Day was only done by the English/Western teachers in first grade, but seeing what a success it was our Arabic teacher decided to get involved this year. With a staff of 7 teachers and 2 grade level coaches, and some help from an incredible group of Arabic mothers, we put together a phenomenal 2nd Annual Space Day.

(Please note that 3 weeks of space content was covered prior to Space Day, including planets, stars, moon, and astronauts so that the students were familiar with the new vocabulary and content.)

The day started with the students arriving in their astronaut outfits and meeting with their teacher for the morning. The teachers passed out their Space Books for documenting their astronaut work. We then took the students outside to t…