The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weather Lesson 1 mission 1

We just are getting started on our weather unit and I am combining our lessons from the core knowledge and our missions from for it. I am so happy to have found the wonderful blog Crazy for First Grade and using some of her great extensions as well. This can easily be adapted for grades higher and lower than the ones my kids are in by adding more objectives for learning or only picking a few.

In our first lesson we read the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. We then brainstormed about all the types of weather we know and wrote them in our science journal, which consists of notebook with printed copy of the "monster storms" cover mounted on it.

We also learned some key vocabulary words and wrote them in our journal as well.

  • Meteorologist- A scientist who studies weather
  • Atmosphere- The air in our world
  • Data- collected information
  • Weather- state of our atmosphere 
  • Storms- weather events
If you haven't already started, it's not too late, you can start teaching the kids to start noticing and collecting weather data in a basic chart and noting the temperature(we aren't doing actual temps yet, just hot warm cool or cold) Here is a great graph that you can print from teacher vision. And you can just use a piece of graph paper or large chart paper to make our temperature chart.  Next lesson will be about wind and how to collect wind data from our own home. 


  1. What great resources, Sarah ... thanks so much for sharing the links! It looks like you're off to a wonderful start to your weather unit! Visiting from HHH. Deb @

  2. Great resources and lesson idea. Thank you so much for sharing it! Visiting from HHH.

  3. Looks like an enjoyable way to study science.

  4. Oh my goodness, what a sweet blog you have here - I love it! Thanks for the link to the Crazy for 1st Grade site....will definitely have to glean some tips over there for my oldest. =)
    Found you today from the HHH!