Weather or not I am hoping that groundhog was right!
I plan on working on weather vocabulary with students this last week in February. It can lead to learning new vocabulary but also:
- figurative language- In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion, under the weather, feeling blue, on cloud 9, raining cats and dogs, head in the clouds, in a fog, etc.
- comparing/ contrasting
- sequencing – 1st clouds then raindrops/snow etc.
- making predictions
- revisiting the Groundhog prediction
First we made a large circle map about the weather. I used the Custom Boards app to create the describing pictures. Each group thought of words that were related to weather and we came up with a few to add to our circle map.
We made some bubble maps to describe a lion and a lamb.
We made double bubble maps to compare and contrast.
We are in the process of making weather predictions for Friday March 1st. Will it be like a lion or a lamb? We are using this chart and making tally marks. This is the chart we used: I predict March will come in like a
I am also having the students use the weather words and place them under the Lion or Lamb from the I predict page. It makes for some interesting discussion. Does hot go under lion or lamb? It’s often all about perspective taking.
Here are the weather words we used. weather pictures
Weather idiom sites:
More materials for this theme:
Here’s hoping you are not under the weather and you are feeling right as rain!