1) Opening Weather Awareness Activity:
Objective: children will recognize different hats and be able to match them to appropriate weather conditions.
Preparation: gather a number of different hats ex: rain, stocking cap, wool hat, sun hat-visor, baseball cap, straw hat, etc. into a box or bag. chart paper, marker, drawing paper
Lesson: pull one hat out at a time-1)ask for volunteer to model-does any one know the name of the hat? 2) Discuss with children when one would need to wear a hat like this. 3) List responses on chart paper 4) brainstorm other clothing that may go along with the hat and list on chart: Hat Weather Other appropriate clothing/season 5)what season might this hat be worn in? 6) After going through al the hats have the children choose their favorite, and draw a picture of themselves wearing it outside. Including appropriate weather, share in small groups.
2) Cloud Booklets:
Objective: Children will listen to stories about clouds. They will observe them in the sky. Children will design their own cloud booklets.
Materials: cloud stories(see children’s reading list), construction paper, cotton, glue, crayons.
Lesson: 1) read cloud stories 2) brainstorm information learned on chart paper, about each cloud type. 3) Go outside if possible, to see if any clouds are recognizable. 4) relate clouds to information on chart 5) continue this for about l week or until children are familar with the cloud types 6) create cloud booklets, using blue construction paper , cotton, glue, and crayons. Under each clooud a short description should be included.
This project should be extended over a week or two. The clouds will probally have to be created slowly, so that the children don’t get overwhelmed and confused.