Blast Off For Planet Kindergarten

Happy August!
Look what I found at Barnes & Noble last night.

It is AdOrAbLe! 
I'm planning to read it to my Kindies on my first visit 
with them our first week ... and I can't wait for liftoff.

Basically, this little superhero blasts off to Planet K where he meets some "aliens" and experiences "zero gravity" ... he seems to be having a blast ... until nap time, that is, when he realizes how much misses his family on Planet Earth. 
I especially love the Failure is not an option NASA page.

Basically, I'm planning to read it aloud
and talk with my newest learners about
what we need to survive and thrive
when we're on a discovery mission away from home.

Click {here} for some GR8 activity suggestions from Chronicle Books.
And, thanks to Jenn Long for her super suggestion below, click {here} to see book trailers and an interview at Watch. Connect. Read.

My husband suggested that I use the I Wanna Be An Airborne Ranger marching cadence to come up with an enrichment ditty.
 Don't you love it when hubbies get involved? Here goes:

Superhero Speech Bubble Source {here}

Challenge your superheroes to try their hand at writing one, too.

Need a meaningful movement break? This CD came in the mail this week from a reader in New York {thanks, Carolyn!} who said that Jared came to their school and did an awesome assembly for her superheroes. Jared's new song - I Wanna Be A SUPERHERO - is upbeat and catchy. The CDs are for sale now for $10 for one, $15 for two and so on {here}. 

He's also got a song simply called Hero.

Our next chapter in the book study happens
next week on Tuesday. We'll visit superheroes 
Jana at Thinking Out Loud and 
Danielle at Crayonbox Learning 
to talk encouragement.

For now, I'm blasting off to create another bulletin board.
Touch back down tomorrow to see how it turned out.
Have a blessed weekend!


  1. Hi Barbara! I fell in love with Planet Kindergarten too! I'm not sure if you follow the incredible Mr. Schu but he did a post on Planet Kindergarten where he interviewed the author and shared a cute video too! I couldn't get the tune out of my head! :) Here's the link to his post:
    Have a great day!
    A Pirates Life for Us

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jenn, and for collaborating. Adding that link right now!

  2. This is just terrific stuff! The elementary school I teach at is adopting a "hero" theme for the second year in a row. I would love to share your post with my fellow faculty/staff!

    1. I would love that ... thank you, Mrs. Pearce! If you'd like to do a book study using my book What's Under Your Cape? let me know and I'll give you a bulk discount.


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