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Posted by Casey

This term we are exploring the weather for our Science unit! It was definitely my favourite unit last year so I was pretty excited when it was time to start planning for my class this year. I decided to have a go at planning my first unit for TPT and it has taken me FOREVER to finally get it to a stage where I’m happy to share!

First I would like to share some photographs of the amazing sun art that is now decorating our classroom windows. The kids had so much fun making these a few weeks ago!

This week we have been learning all about rainy weather! We read, ‘The Rainy Day’ by Anna Milbourne this morning which was absolutely beautiful and a great springboard for discussion about how our behaviours and activities change depending on the weather.

During Learning Play, students have been making these beautiful rain clouds using cotton balls and crepe paper. It was so nice to just leave those kiddies to create independently while I worked with other students and now we have even more weather art decorating our windows!

Yesterday we briefly discussed how rain actually occurs which really is a big ask for little kids to process but they did really well! We used the following experiment to show how the clouds become so heavy with water that they need to release it all and so it begins to rain. I would love to go into condensation and all of those wonderful scientific terms next week!

After completing the experiment as a whole class, the kids got to work in small groups to complete the experiment over and over again this afternoon in our Science time. It was amazing to see their little faces light up as the rain seeped through the clouds.

Wicked Weather Unit on TPT

 

While this post has shown you some of the fun crafty things we have been up to, my new weather unit is full of resources to compliment your weather unit. To celebrate the fact that I have finally finished my first unit, I have decided to give one away for freeeee! Simply comment on this post and tell me why you’d love a copy – I will pick a winner on Monday the 26th.

 

 

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  1. I saw you working on this unit in the holidays and have been waiting eagerly ever since!! I am about to start a weather unit with my kids and would absolutely love a copy!

    It looks fantastic! Thanks for your hard work 🙂

    Hayley

  2. Hello Casey 🙂
    Your blog inspires me and I love reading about the events and happenings in your prep classroom. Your preps are so fortunate to have you as their teacher. I share teach a prep class and my teaching partner plans all of the Science. She has been very unwell this term and I would love to bless her with your unit about the weather as it wold really help her out!
    Kind regards
    [email protected]

  3. Your suns look like they would have been fun for the children to make. We are reorganising our programs for the new national curriculum and one of our new units is the weather for next year. We have just finished our scope and sequences and this unit would be a real blessing when finalising our planning for next year. It is also great to finally find some Australian bloggers, keep up the good work.

  4. Hi ladies – thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments! If you could all reply with your email addresses and I will email each of you a copy!!

  5. Thank you very much, it will be put to good use. You aren't far from me, I am in Northern NSW. My family is all in Brisbane, so travel there quite regularly. My email is [email protected]
    I tried replying a few times on my ipad, but it would not work. I needed to get on the laptop. It is strange like that sometimes.
    Have a great term 3, what is left of it.

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