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 Teacher’s Pay Teachers and it has taken me FOREVER to finally get it to a stage where I’m happy to share it!
First I’d like to share some photographs of some 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 just to 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 is a really 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 it begins to rain. I would love to go into condensation and all those wonderful scientific understandings 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 shows you some of the fun hands-on things we’ve been up to, my new Weather Unit is full of resources to help you plan and teach your Weather unit. Grab a copy in my store!