Cousins of Clouds

Cousins of Clouds
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

When Moon Fell Down

Teacher’s Guide for
When Moon Fell Down by Linda Smith,
Illustrated by Kathryn Brown

1. Just by looking at the cover, what do you know about the story?
2. What would happen if the moon fell down?
Comprehension Questions:
1. What is the first thing moon does when he falls down?
2. How did he feel about falling down? What words help you know this?
1. Describe what Moon and Cow do in your own words.
2. Explain why Farmer is upset in the morning.
1. How do you think moon fell down? What happened?
2. Why do both Moon and Cow like the cheese shop so much?
1. Which page is your favorite? Why?
2. How would this story be different if it was sun who fell down.
1. Imagine Moon tells his friends, stars, about his night out. What does he say?
2. What would Moon show you if you dropped into his world?
1. Decide what happens after the story ends.
2. Do you think Moon will ever fall down again? Why or why not?

Multiple Intelligence Projects for
When Moon Fell Down by Linda Smith,
illustrated by Kathryn Brown

Pretend you are the moon, and write a postcard from earth about your night when you fell down. Be sure to illustrate it!
Logical/ Mathematical:
Find the number of rhyming word-pairs in the text. Then, choose a page, and calculate the number of syllables on it. Talk about your results.
Visual/ Spatial:
Make a cheese Moon:
2 Cups grated mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese
¼ C flour
2 T mayonnaise
wax paper
kitchen utensils
food coloring (optional)
Wash hands. Mix the cheese, mayo and flour in a bowl until the consistence of dough. You might need to add more flour if too sticky, or cheese and mayo if too dry.
Flatten ball on wax paper and design like Moon in When Moon Fell Down.
Put in refrigerator to chill, and enjoy moon cheese man later!!
Role-play what Moon and Cow are saying to each other on their evening out. What does Moon say about the cheese? What does cow say about his ride? What does cow say to his friends back in the barn?
Musical/ Rhythmic
Find and sing the song, “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” written by Jeff Moss, an example is at the website listed above.
What other books and songs have Moon in them?
The books says, “Moon returned with Cow at dawn…..Found Farmer pacing on his lawn, Much to Cow’s surprise.”
Could cow have predicted the farmer would be upset? Can you guess what your mom or dad will say or do when you do something wrong?
Guess what your Mom and Dad would say about these things:
1. You drop a whole jar of mayonnaise all over the kitchen floor.
2. You go over to your friend’s house without asking.
3. Your new shoes get left out in the rain.
4. You bring home an A++ paper in a subject that you usually don’t like.
In the story, Moon never saw many things before like the trunks of trees or horses knees. If YOU became moon, what are some things that you would see that a kid would never have seen before? Draw a picture of something that you alone, as moon might see.