Henry likes to watch educational videos on the moon phases, and anything round that he sees, he has to tell us it is "like a moon." Perhaps he'll be an astronomer someday.
We have a book about the trip to the moon, and I've read this book both Nick and Henry countless times.
I suppose every kid goes through phases (get it, phases) of fascination like this one, and I'm happy that I have materials to support his obsession. I even bought the boys a "Moon in Your Room," which is a night light that has a remote control to show the moon phases.
Lately I've been having the boys come to my classroom every Friday while I try to get organized for the week ahead, and today I brought out the moon books and videos for them. They had a snack of oyster crackers, which Henry kept calling "little moons."
I feel like if I stay late on Friday nights, the boys get a chance to hang out where I work, and I always have plenty for them to do. Give two boys a box of dry erase markers and a blank board, and they will create a. . . well, they'll create something, that's for sure. The more work I can get done in my classroom, the less work I have to try to get accomplished over the weekend, so everybody wins.