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Tuesday, April 7 - Weather
What is our theme? Who is a meteorologist?
What is the lesson? The overall purpose of this project is for the children to learn what a meteorologist is.
*PreK-ESS2-4: Use simple instruments to collect and record data on elements of daily weather. Introduce weather like vocabulary. Introduce and explain the use of instruments (ie. weather vane, windsock, thermometer, etc.), your own senses to observe the weather.
*APL-1: The child will demonstrate initiative, self direction and independence (dramatic play)
*APL-4: The child will demonstrate creativity in thinking and use of materials: engage in imaginative play creatively expressing themselves through visual arts and writing (Art/Writing activity)
*PreK-K.8: Gives examples of different kinds of jobs that people do.
*PreK-K.9: Explains why people work
-provide props and suggest scenarios for dramatic play that support children to act out work activities (Dramatic Play: weather station).
I would like the children to know what a meteorologist is (as we are studying weather). I also would like them to know that a meteorologist can either be a girl or a boy, gender does not matter.
*A meteorologist is a type of scientist that studies the atmosphere to predict and understand Earth’s weather. Meteorologists’ help us prepare for each day’s temperature and let us know what to expect (rain, snow, sun, etc.).
Songs, Books & Videos:
*I Want To Be a Meteorologist - Kids Dream Jobs ?- Can You Imagine That
*A Day In The Life Of A Meteorologist (you tube attached)
*Book: The Meteorologist In Me (by: Brittany Shipp)
*Watch the weather channel
*Various types of paper (colored paper, card stock, construction paper, drawing paper, etc.)
*glue or tape
*Writing tools: markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.
*Loose pieces (buttons, caps, etc) or collage materials
*Yarn (for hair)
Activity Wrap Up:
Another idea to make: “Weather Station” (drama area). Use boxes and cups to create camera’s & television, an old green sheet to create a weather screen, headphones, etc. Become a meteorologist! Report the weather to your family.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Can you tell me what a meteorologist is? Can they be a girl or a boy? Would you like to be a meteorologist for a job when you get older? Why or why not? What would you like to do for work when you get older? Can you say meteorologist? (break it up in syllables).
How can you extend this activity?
Ideas of how to make a “Weather News Station” is down below. It doesn’t need to look like this. Use what you have on hand. Be creative! : )
If you don’t have colored paper (color a piece of paper with crayon, colored pencils or markers to create a piece of colored paper). Or you can use a coffee filter and food coloring to help create colored paper.