Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Severe Weather

Hi everyone!  We have been very busy finishing up on our weather unit.  My students had an exciting three weeks of reading, researching, participating in group work, and presenting.  

Weather Unit

 First we started off with amazing power points created by my team with awesome pictures and movie clips.  After grabbing their attention, we read the Severe Weather book included in my Weather Unit.  We used highlighters and highlighted important details.  As we highlighted we took notes.
At the end of the first week, we had enough notes and background information to work in small groups to write about a form of severe weather.  I made groups of three students.  One student wrote about the parts of a storm, another wrote about the damage, and the third wrote about the safety tips.  They prepared, practiced, and presented.  Each student had to illustrate their part.  It was fun to see what they came up with.

The second week we spent time learning about the water cycle.  We sang songs, read poems, researched the parts of the water cycle, and wrote about the steps.  

As we finished the water cycle, we finished the second week learning about our seasons.  It is very tricky teaching winter and snow in the Sunshine State.  Our winter is not cold and snowy.  IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL!
Now, time for Native Americans! 

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