What's the Weather?

Last week we learned all about the weather. Unfortunately because of spring break, we had to cram a lot into our week.  Next year I plan on taking two weeks to teach my weather unit.  There was so much that I wanted to do, but just didn't have time to do it.

We started our week by making a web of different types of weather or different weather words.

{Please pardon my terrible handwriting.....this day our "Chit-Chat" message took waaaaay longer than normal so we were in a bit of a rush to do this.}

Then we read a few books about the weather.  Here are a few that we read:



We used Caitlin Clabby's All About Weather Unit this week.  My students absolutely LOVED her literacy centers.  {If you haven't checked out her blog, you NEED to do that by clicking here.}

Here is a friend doing the "Raining Rhymes" center:

This was great because I still have a handful of students who are struggling with rhyming words.

Here is another friend working on the "Reading Rainbow" center:


Students had to match up the CVC word to its picture.  I loved seeing some of my struggling students understand that they can read.  One little friend was shocked that she could figure out all the words and then had a look of pride on her face as I gushed all over her about how proud I was of her!! I don't think that smile left her face all day.  If that isn't what teaching is about, then I don't know what is.  I am smiling for her as I type this.....proud mama moment!!!  :)

Some of her other literacy centers we used were "Sunshine Sentences", "Stormy Syllables", and "Flying Kites".

Throughout the week we read many books about specific types of weather such as lightning, storms, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, rain, snow, wind, etc.   Each day we would think about what we had learned that day and we would add information our tree map.  This also came from Caitlin's unit.


We also used some of the math centers from Caitlin's unit, but I totally forgot to take pictures of them.  I felt like the week went way too fast.  Although I am not complaining because it means that I am now on Spring Break.  :)  Some of the math centers we used were "Cloudy Day Addition", "Wacky Weather Subtraction", and "Twisting Through Numbers".

I decided that we should make a craft on Friday so we made "April Showers".  {Pardon the ugly sign above our storm clouds.  It is our hallway rules that must be posted and unfortunately it is the only spot I have to hang things in the hallway.}


When the students come back from break we will be creating "May Flowers".  I am working on this right now so keep on the lookout for that freebie to come!!  :)

As I said I am on Spring Break, but yesterday it was SNOWING.  Yep, snowing on spring break.....yuck!  It gave me a bit of Spring Fever so I decided to throw a giveaway.  Giveaways always put me in a good mood!  :)  Click on the picture to head to the giveaway.



I also have a few friends who are having giveaways right now as well.  Click on any of the images to head to their giveaways!!!








When we come back from break, we will be learning about insects.  I have created an insect skip counting freebie.  Click on the image below to head to my TpT store to grab your free copy.


I am off to school....gasp.  I know I should stay away while I am on break, but I have a few things I need to get done.  I am promising myself to only be there for 2 hours tops.  Especially since I am bringing the kiddos with me.  Although they enjoy playing in my classroom while I work.  :)

8 comments:

  1. We are teaching weather next week. Thanks for the great ideas! I am on spring break also and its FREEZING! Where is the spring weather? I am happy to be your newest follower. =)

    Ashley
    K-3 Connection

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    1. Thanks for following along Ashley. It is finally supposed to warm up to the 50's here. I need some serious spring like weather!

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  2. I love your weather activities! Caitlin is so awesome. I don't have her weather unit yet, but I will definitely have to grab it before I start my weather unit with my littles :) I'm so excited about the Spring Fever giveaway! And thanks for sharing about all the other awesome giveaways. Your insect freebie ROCKS! Thanks honey!

    Love ya!
    Khrys
    Keepinitkoolinkinderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks friend. You are so sweet. :)

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  3. YES! LOVE the freebie! Thanks!! :) You are the best! :)

    Hugs!
    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

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  4. We just finished up our weather unit and are moving into our plant unit. You have a lot of great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I am now following you...so glad you stopped by my blog!

    Brigid
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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