Kindergarten Standard Inquiry For Social Studies


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Kindergarten Standard Inquiry For Social Studies

  1. 1. Weather<br />Kindergarten Standard<br />Inquiry<br />Tracie Ambrose<br />Education 357<br />Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. Kindergarten Standard K.3.5<br />Physical Systems: Describe and give examples of seasonal weather changes and illustrate how weather affects people and the environment.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Weather<br />Cloudy<br />Rainy<br />Sunny<br />Cold<br />Windy<br />
  4. 4. Lesson Plan<br />Students will correctly identify which piece of clothing one should wear for different weather situations by selecting the picture of the article and placing it under the title for the proper weather condition.<br />While students are working on this project, play a sound effects CD with thunder and wind. (Do not play it too loud, some children are afraid of storms.)<br />
  5. 5. Begin Lesson<br />Ask students to tell about different types of weather.<br />Ask how many have seen snow.<br />Who likes rain or thunderstorms?<br />What do you like to do on sunny days?<br />Think about the types of clothing you would wear on a hot sunny day. <br />
  6. 6. Tell students that they are going to look at pictures of different types of clothing.<br />After looking at each type of clothing, they will move the pictures to the poster that shows the type of weather that they would need the clothes for. i.e. rain coat for rainy weather.<br />
  7. 7. Choose the pictures below that you would use on a rainy day. Place them on the poster that shows a rainy day.<br />
  8. 8. Rainy Day Poster<br />
  9. 9. Place the clothing that one would wear on a warm sunny day on the “Sunny Day” poster.<br />
  10. 10. Sunny Day Poster<br />
  11. 11. Place the pictures of the types of clothing one would wear on a cold day on the “Cold Day” poster.<br />
  12. 12. Cold Day Poster<br />
  13. 13. Review Posters<br />As a group review the posters with the students. Ask the students to look at the posters and make sure that each one has the right clothing for the type of weather.<br />Have students work together to correct any posters that have the wrong picture-weather pairing. <br />
  14. 14. Finish<br /><ul><li>Finish the lesson by reading the book The Tasty Tale of Chewandswallowby Rick Barba.
  15. 15. After reading the book, have children draw a picture of their favorite type of weather or illustrate an imaginary weather pattern such as was found in the book.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />The Tasty Tale of Chewandswallow, Rick Barba, Simon and Schuster Childrens Publishing, Huston Tx, 2009<br />Oh Say, Can You Say, What’s the Weather Today? All About Weather, TishRabe, Random House Children’s Book, New York, May 2004 <br />The Cloud Book, TomiedePoala, Holiday House Inc, New York, NY, July 1985<br />Sunshine: A Book About Sunlight, Joseph Sherman, Capstone Publishers, , September 2003<br />What Will the Weather Be?, Linda Dewitt, Collins, New York NY, March 1993<br />