Thursday, November 8, 2012

Weather, Wind and Words

We do a weather unit each year. We use a unit from the Battle Creek Math and Science Center. Our unit is a 16 week unit that we originally worked on for 16 weeks straight. Last year, we decided to try breaking up the lessons in the weather unit. That allows us to teach each type of weather in the season that we are most likely to have that kind of weather in Michigan. So far, that seems to work well for our little learners. 

We started our weather unit 2 weeks ago. So far, we've covered the seasons, tools that measure different types of weather, temperature and wind. 

 Here are my favorite books for our wind lessons.



We made this anchor chart to help us describe the wind, since we record weather data each day.  It's not exactly fancy (and I might have to remake one with the fancy kind of scrapbook paper that I love), but it gives us something to refer to as we record our data.  We added the senses part, because we were working on writing a poem about wind.  The students wanted to include the senses that we use to sense wind on our chart.



Weather related vocabulary is a big part of our unit.  I made a set of weather vocabulary cards to use in a pocket chart throughout the unit.  The set includes 40+ words and two different graphic organizers for weather related vocabulary. 

 Here is a picture of my weather vocabulary chart 
with the words we have learned about so far.

You can click on the image below if you 'd like to check it out in my Tpt store.  


Enjoy your evening!

 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your new follower!

    Kim
    www.literacysundae.com

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  2. Love! I do a weather unit after the first of the year.

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  3. We did a weather unit with our kindergarteners earlier this year and I'll definitely be using some of the wind books you mentioned when we do it again next year - thanks so much for sharing!

    Casey
    Adoring Lilly

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