Hi! My name is JJ.
I just found out a thunderstorm is coming!
Grandpa heard the weather woman talking about it on TV, but I already knew.
I could tell because the sky is starting to look dark and scary.
It’s getting cold and windy, too.
My dog Muttley keeps sniffing the air.
Muttley always does that before a storm comes.
Yesterday, the sky looked like this.
Today, the sky looks like this.
Stop & Talk
Get Up & Move!
Oops! I forgot to bring Muttley inside.
Now it’s raining, and Muttley is still playing outside.
Muttley is a wet mess.
Time to go in the house and dry off.
It’s raining hard now.
I look out the window and cover my ears.
Thunderstorms can be loud, but I’m not scared.
When you’re safe inside, storms can be fun to watch.
If the electricity goes off, the lights go out.
The TV goes out.
The stove stops working, too.
That means we can’t cook…or play video games.
How can I help?
Let’s look in that big old chest of drawers in the garage.
There’s lots of good stuff in there.
Stop & Talk: Do you see anything in the drawer that might be helpful during a storm?
Look! We can use candles for light.
Matches can light a fire.
The flashlight will help, too.
Grandpa starts a fire in the fireplace.
He tells funny stories.
We roast marshmallows over the fire to make s’mores.
Outside, it’s wet and cold and windy.
Inside, we’re safe and warm.
Muttley falls asleep.
It’s time for bed.
Grandpa and I snuggle together and watch the storm.
Tomorrow I’ll play in the puddles.
You've completed the Read-Along & Optional Activity!
Create a bulletin board or a science notebook where students can use pictures or words to record weather each day.
Have students take turns being a “weather reporter.” Each day, the weather reporter describes the day’s weather. Is it rainy or dry? Warm or cold? Windy or still?
Make a simple windsock and hang it outside your window so students can observe changes in the wind direction and speed.