Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cloudy, With a Chance of...


Resources for Teaching About Weather

This week, Thematic Thursday is all about
the WEATHER.

I love teaching about weather because the kids are so interested in it.  
Maybe that's because here in Arizona where I live, 
we don't get much in the way of weather.
I love teaching it, and they love learning about it!

I have put together a bunch of resources for you:
ANCHOR CHARTS
BOOKS,
ACTIVITIES,
VIDEOS,
and a whole lot more!

The original links to each of these individual anchor charts are be found on my Pinterest Board link below.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!



There are so many great books about weather, both fiction and non-fiction, that I cannot possibly share them all, but here are some of my favorites.

30+ books to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom.


First up are some fun fiction books to introduce your weather unit or to have available in a Weather Book Box.



This is a collection of general non-fiction weather books.



This blog post has some great activities to try with your kiddos!

This one has more simple ideas and include a free printable.

Here are a couple of my weather vocabulary activities that are perfect for this unit.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!  LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!


Are you a cloud watcher?
I AM!
I l♥ve looking at the clouds and trying to find pictures in them.
I love being on the playground when students notice interesting cloud formations and point them out.  It's one of those little things that just makes me happy.

Here are some great books and resources for teaching about clouds.

Here are some of my favorite cloud activities.
From Amanda at Teaching Maddeness...


I looked Like Spilt Milk was one of my favorite books when I taught kinder.  Here are some fun activities from The Techy Teacher, including the recipe for cloud dough.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!
Want to really WOW your kids?
Try this!


This fun class book activity is a great tool for assessing students' understandings about clouds.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!


Most kids, but the boys especially, get pumped about extreme weather anything.
Here are some great books about extreme weather.


Here are som fun weather kits for your science enthusiasts.

Finally, here's a list of some videos I found on YouTube that you can use in the classroom.

This PDF file contains links to weather videos found on YouTube that are perfect for use in a  K-6 classroom unit on weather and or clouds.

This one,
Amazing  Weather Video from Discovery Weather
60 Minutes of HD Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Lightning!!!
 is just pictures, but it give kids great visuals.  It would be great to have playing while kids are working on weather poetry to provide some inspiration.


And from Schoolhouse Rock...


Click here to download a PDF list of more weather videos.

Click on the image below to download the organizer with all the links.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!

Follow my Weather Board for more ideas.

Follow Confessions of aTeaching Junkie's board Weather on Pinterest.

Now, head on over to Comprehension Connections 
for EVEN MORE weather ideas!

2 comments :

  1. I just feel so happy when I read your posts. You've totally taken the vision I had for this linky and just hit it out of the park. I just love all of the resources your shared and the products in your store look fabulous with their new covers. Have a great week, Teresa! Will you be at the conference? I hope so!
    Carla

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    1. Carla, I really love finding and creating resources that make things easier for teacher! This linky is perfect for me! I will definitely be in V\gas and we will have to meet up for sure! Have a great week yourself!

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