Let's Learn About Weather!
Learning about weather is so "cool"! No, really, it's the hottest new thing. No, really. Okay, enough jokes.
Spring is a great time to study weather! The weather changes so frequently during the months of March through May and so I wanted our weather study to span a couple months time.
For my first grader, I wanted her to:
-discover the types of clouds
-read about weather instruments
-add to her observational knowledge about different types of weather
Weather is a first grade science standard in our home state sometimes I refer to the standards to make sure I'm not missing anything obvious in the feast of learning I set before my baby. Weather was not something I felt qualified to convey; so I did a lot of research myself and of course, made a resource she could use.
Normally, we go to the library for science related material, and actually, I'd checked out a couple of weather books and they were just far too detailed for her age. (Weather is also commonly studied in fourth grade.) I wanted a resource with which she could comprehend more and retain more.
We began with a cloud observation sheet early March and focused on collecting data about the types of clouds we saw over the span of a month and a half. She only did her observation 1-2 times per week or if she was particularly excited to record an observation aside from that. However, most of the time we have been outside or even in the car, we've noted the types of clouds when they were present.
For my resource, I included both the complex cloud observation sheet showing specific types of clouds besides the main three and a simple observation sheet showing only the main three types of clouds. You can download my cloud observation sheet (Seen above) here. For my simple cloud observation sheet, you can purchase the resource, here.
We're doing A LOT of observation! to learn about weather- which is kind of nice. I also included a rain data sheet and temperature data sheet in the resource. Today was the first day we began collecting rain data. Luckily, it's been pretty rainy the last two days! Visit my pinterest board for first grade to see how to make your OWN rain gauge and other weather measurement tools.
Mini Weather Booklets
You don't see me with a lot of new resources very often because these days it takes me a WHILE to create a resource. We homeschool moms are b-u-s-y!
But these mini-books are included in my weather resource and we love them! I created them with black and white images- for the most part so Roo could color after she reads them. They are fairly easy to read. I wanted them to be mostly on a first grade reading level.
They're incredibly easy to put together also. Just cut them out- most are 4-6 pages in length. The pages are numbered. Just order and staple!
You can add any more information you want on the back!
I had a lot of fun making this resource, and we're enjoying it. Don't forget to download your free cloud observation sheet above and click on my resource to check it out!
I've given it a special discount for the first full week it's posted! So snag it now!
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