FIAR: The Night of the Moonjellies

I had never heard of Mark Shasha’s first picture book before. That’s why I love Five in a Row so much: it introduces us to such beautiful stories! This story is about the author’s childhood in which he helped out at his grandmother’s popular diner during the day, and returned a moonjelly to the deep ocean by night.

The things we added to the curriculum that were super-fun:

1. Making Our Own Diner, of course!

2. Making a sensory bin: (Note to self: it’s really not necessary to add sand to an ocean-themed sensory bin ever, ever again. Your children will have just as much fun with a bin full of shells and glass beads. And you will be much, much happier.)






4 responses to “FIAR: The Night of the Moonjellies”

  1. Lisa Avatar

    Oh you are such a great homeschooling mom! I hope that one day I can follow you!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait to have kids and make my own diner and sensory bucket!!!

  2. Lisa Avatar

    And, your photos are fab!

  3. Rachel Avatar

    What a fun activity! I always loved pretending to ring up people at the grocery store when my mom had me clean the fridge 🙂

  4. Julie Avatar

    Love all your ideas! We are getting ready to row “Moonjellies” in a few weeks. Love the sensory bin, even if messy. 🙂 Maybe a good one to do out on the deck if it is warm enough.

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