Weather Words: Day 1

Grades K– 2

  Everyday Lesson Plans

Objectives

  • Learn winter weather vocabulary

Time: one class period

Vocabulary Words:

Other Pages in This Lesson

  • Sun
  • Sunny
  • Cloud
  • Cloudy
  • Win
  • Windy
  • Thermometer
  • Temperature
  • Rain
  • Rainy
  • Snow
  • Snow
  • Fog
  • Foggy
  • Humid
  • Meteorologist
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Cool
  • Warm
  • Umbrella
  • Puddle

Materials

  • paper
  • pencil
 
Lesson
  • Ask children to talk about what winter weather is like. How does it feel when they go outside? What does the sky look like? Make a list on the chalkboard of children's responses.
  • Invite children to glance out the classroom window, then brainstorm a flurry of weather words together. Write children's responses on the chalkboard. If children run out of responses prompt them with some of the words in the list.
  • Ask children which words have to do with winter.
  • Have children circle those words on the chalkboard.
  • Ask them to explain their reason for choosing the winter word.
  • Have children share their experiences with winter weather. Ask them to:
  • Tell about favorite things you do in winter weather.
  • Tell about a time you were in a winter storm.



Assignment
Tell children to imagine that they have to describe a kind of weather to someone who has never experienced it before, a snowstorm to someone who lives someplace very warm. If you wish, have children brainstorm a list of phrase-starters such as the following: It looks like . . . It sounds like . . . It makes you think of . . . It makes you feel . . . Then encourage them to "paint a picture" with words, so that someone reading their description could picture the kind of weather they are describing.

 

Extend
Read Blizzards! By Lorraine Jean Hopping, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic, 1998, New York, New York.