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.
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.