Emerging ideas for WEATHER
- Read fiction and non-fiction books about weather, such as
- Little Cloud by Eric Carle
- Wild Weather Days by Katie Marsico
- Listen to books on CD following along with the book.
- Dictate related stories and experiences.
· Examine weather-related words (i.e. sunny, rain, wind, clouds, hail, cold, hot, warm, freezing, etc.).
- Investigate ways to check the weather (i.e. TV, IPad, radio, eyes, etc.).
- Learn what instruments we use to check temperatures and how to use them.
- Look at different clothing worn in different types of weather and temperature, and why we wear them.
- Identify dangers associated with weather, such as storms and frostbite.
- Learn how to spell some weather words (i.e. sun and wind).
- Learn weather related words in different languages. For example, the Spanish word for sun is "sol".
- Look at types of weather and temperatures around the world, especially in locations where we have relatives.
Math and Science
- Experiment what happens when we wear cotton gloves vs. waterproof mittens.
- Sort…clothing worn in different temperature, animals living in different climates, day and night activities, etc.
- Pattern… weather pictures (i.e. sun, moon, sun, moon, etc.).
- Make 1:1 correlation… (i.e. match raindrops to the numeral on various umbrellas).
- Explore the concept of wind.
- Experiment with different ways to create “rain.”
- Make suns using various mediums and techniques.
- Create unique umbrellas.
- Wind painting using straws to blow paint across paper.
- Make clouds out of white playdough.
- Paint with warm and cold colors as they relate to temperature.
- Track on a graph the temperature each day for an extended period of time and see trends.
- Create a chart to show the weather each day and use it to track the weather.
- Learn to identify the weather and temperature in order to determine whether or not we can go outside and play.