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Weeklong Lesson Plan

  1. 1. Weather<br />Monday-<br />Objective- Be able to discuss how weather affects their lives.<br />Napoli, Donna Jo. Albert Illustrated y Jim LaMarche. Silver Whistle, 2001. ISBN 0152015728<br />**Ask the students to identify types of weather(Snow, Rain, Sunshine, Wind)<br />-Look outside and observe the weather. Discuss what the weather has been lately.<br />-Find out how much they know about each of the 4 using a KWL chart.(Pre-Assessment)<br />-Break them up into 2 large groups and have them discuss if weather affects anything. <br />**Help them lead the discussion such as, “If there is a lot of snow on the ground, do you always have school?”<br />-Once they are done discussing, have them share their answers with the other group.<br />Gardner-Interpersonal<br />SPS-Observation, Communication<br />Tuesday-<br />Objective- Understand the cycle of rain.<br />Laser, Michael The Rain Illustrated by Jeffrey Greene. Simon & Schuster, 1997. ISBN 0689805063<br />**Using pictures simplify the cycle of rain so that they understand the gist of it.<br />-Talk about the sound rain makes and what it’s made of.<br />-Complete the rain making activity.(Music)<br />**Slowly start snapping your fingers, then start rubbing your hands together, next pat your hands on your legs, then finish by stomping your feet. (This demonstrates a thunderstorm)<br />-Analyze why this activity sounds like a thunderstorm.<br />-Make rain sticks<br />**Using beans, tape, and toilet paper rolls; create a rain stick for each of the kids to decorate.(Art)<br />Have half the students use their rain sticks while the other half makes the thunderstorm. <br />Gardner-Musical Intelligence, Bodily Kinesthetic, Naturalistic<br />Bloom’s-Synthesis, Analysis<br />Wednesday-<br />Objective-Understand that temperature is the difference between snow and rain.<br />Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Snowflake Bentley Illustrated by Mary Azarian. Houghton, 1998. ISBN 0395861624(Social Studies)<br />-Discuss Snowflake Bentley and how his passion made him a great scientist<br />-Help the students infer that rain turns into snow because the weather gets colder.<br />-Discuss temperature and how cold it has to be to turn rain into snow. Make sure they comprehend the difference between rain and snow.<br />-Using pre-cut snowflakes, let the students, individually, decorate them with markers and crayons. (we will use these for hulabaloo.<br />Gardner-Visual-Spatial, Intrapersonal<br />SPS-Inference<br />Thursday-<br />Objective- Comprehend why it feels cooler in the shade.<br />Demas, Corinne. Hurricane!. Illustrated by Lenice Strohmeier. Marshall Cavendish, 2000. ISBN 0761450521<br />**The sun heats up the Earth, what does the wind do? (It helps keep things cool)<br />**Predict why does it seems cooler in the shade? (No Sun)<br />-Write the answers to these questions on a piece of paper. Make a story about someone who was out in the sun too long.(Language Arts)<br />-If they have access to a compute, play a game having to do with weather.<br />http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-games.htm <br />**If not, have them fold a piece of paper in half and draw a sunny day on one side and a windy day on the other. Then on the back, write a story about the activities they do on those days.<br />Gardner-Visual-Spatial, Linguistic, Logical Mathematical<br />Bloom’s-Application<br />SPS-Predict<br />Friday-<br />Objective- Be able to follow verbal directions when playing Hullabaloo<br />Wick, Walter A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder. Scholastic, 1997. ISBN 0590221973<br />**Hullabaloo<br />-Use clouds for wind, snowflakes for snow, raindrops for rain, and suns for sunny days.<br />-They will be on Blue, Yellow, and White Paper.<br />-Use motions such as spin, gallop, crawl, shake, hop, skip, and jump. <br />Vary the motions and colors and shapes.<br />Complete the KWL chart and figure out if we learned exactly what they wanted to know and any other new information.(Assessment)<br />Give a small verbal quiz about the 4 types of weather and have students summarize: (Assessment) <br />-Name are 4 types of weather?<br />-Give examples of some ways weather affects us?<br />Gardner- Bodily Kinesthetic, Linguistic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal<br />Blooms Taxonomy-Evaluation, Knowledge, Comprehension<br />

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