Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wacky Weather Fun

The kids learned all about weather a few weeks ago so I wanted to show you all of the fun activities we did! To start, we brainstormed all the different kinds of weather we knew of after watching a weather video and reading a weather book. We read many different weather books including Weather and Seasons, Four Seasons for Little People and The Wind Blew.

For the whole week, we tracked the weather in our science journals by writing the date and drawing a picture of the weather outside. The whole week consisted of a bunch of suns! :) 

The next day we made our own weather book where each child illustrated the different kinds of weather. 


The next day we talked about what kind of clothing we would need to wear in each type of weather. The kids drew what they would wear in their science journals in each type of weather. 

Next we talked about the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) and what the weather USUALLY is like in each season. Of course, living in Texas, we talked about how summer seems to be the longest season! :) It took me almost the whole Science time to draw these four pictures. My kids were just amazed at my drawings. They told me I should draw for "a living!" HAH! So Sweet.

On the last day of our unit, we reviewed the types of weather and seasons and we made a class book of our favorite seasons. I was amazed that at least 3 or 4 kids chose each of the seasons. Their illustrations turned out wonderful! 


Unfortunately we ran out of time and couldn't make my cute weather crafts! Fortunately I get my kids for 2 years so I'll save these for next year!

Today we had a meterologist come talk to the kids about weather and how she uses maps and technology to help her predict the weather. The kids absolutely loved it! She filmed some of it and they will be on the news tomorrow morning! I can't wait to see them! 

Please click on the picture below to check out my weather unit! :) 


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