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How do you know what to wear for the weather?
Circle of Seasons Unit | Lesson 1 of 3
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Extensions

Below are ideas for extending this topic beyond the activity & exploration you just completed.

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Activity: What Did You Wear?

Encourage your students to think about the clothes they wear at different times of the day or different times of the year.

For an open-ended activity, ask your students to draw themselves as they would dress if it were raining or if it were snowing, or if it were sunny and hot. If drawing a whole outfit is too challenging, ask them just to draw the hat they would wear.

These worksheets from Education.com (available with free registration) offer many opportunities to have your students choose clothing appropriate to season.

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Overview
Grade K
Topic Weather Patterns
Focus Local Weather & Daily Patterns
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THIS LESSON WAS REVISED ON JULY 1, 2021. Here is a link to the previous version.
In this Read-Along lesson, students listen to an illustrated digital storybook with student participation. If you would prefer to read the book aloud yourself, you can switch to the non-narrated version. In the story, Kevin becomes a weather detective to figure out why he keeps losing his warm clothes. In the activity, Weather Window, students track the weather over four days.

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COVID-19 Adaptations
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Digital worksheets available
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Weather Window worksheet 30 copies
Prep Instructions

Think Ahead

Students will record the weather each day for four days using the Weather Window worksheet.

Think about:

  • What time of day do you want students to check the weather? Ideally, it should be about the same time each day.
  • How many days do you want students to check the weather? The worksheet has space to record weather for 4 days. If you want students to continue beyond 4 days, use the second page of the worksheet with blank day numbers that can be filled in.

Continue Exploring Weather Patterns

It’s fun watching the sky and tracking the weather. But your students probably won’t see dramatic changes in this short time. To make students aware of seasonal changes, we suggest they keep a four-day weather journal EACH SEASON. In other words, have students complete a worksheet in fall, in winter, in spring, and in summer. They should note the season on each worksheet and keep them in their science notebooks.

When they have completed all four seasons, compare the results in a class discussion. Look for patterns or trends in the weather where you live.

Overview
Grade K
Topic Weather Patterns
Focus Local Weather & Daily Patterns
141 reviews
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