Friday, January 4, 2013

Lesson Extras and Ideas: January Weather Watcher's Lesson Plan

The January Weather Watcher's Lesson Plan is posted on TeachersPayTeachers.com/Store/Rachael-Redd, with previews there and at Facebook.com/MrsReddsClassroom.

The lesson is in ebook form, so you can keep it digital or print it for your Weather Watcher's Binder.  It has everything you need to get started weather watching in 2013.  You also get the January Primary Lined Weather Journal Paper and Weather Word Cutouts which are ONLY available inside the lesson.  I added a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, and I will be adding more ideas on here so check back often.  Feel free to comment with your own ideas, pictures and questions!

Happy Homeschooling!
Mrs. Redd
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IDEA #1:
The Sweet Snowflakes recipe is a great activity to add to the January unit, and a printable copy is available FREE at TeachersPayTeachers.com/Store/Rachael-Redd  so you can add it to your Weather Watcher's Binders. 

IDEA #2:
Use the Weather Words Cutouts on a bulletin board, as flash cards, or on a weather mobile.

IDEA #3:
Take advantage of Flickr:  Display your weather walk pictures, join similar groups, enter competitions and photo challenges.

IDEA #4:
National Geographic and National Geographic Kids are excellent resources.  Check out the activities and extreme weather clips online, or borrow the magazines from your local library.

IDEA #5:
Turn the weather into art by painting a picture and laying it outside in the rain or snow.  Or, gather objects from nature and make a weather related art project like a collage.

IDEA #6:
Let the weather inspire your writing.  Write poems or stories that have a weather theme.

IDEA #7:
Study arctic climates and animals.

IDEA#8:
Research ways to predict the weather using nature and old wives' tales.

IDEA #9:
Make a countdown board to count down the days of the year from 365.

IDEA #10:
Study and center art projects around the cool color family.



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