Thursday, November 15, 2012

I look up in the sky...

This week we learned about clouds! Surprisingly, my oldest seems to be very interested in weather and gets it very easily. When talking about how clouds form - she really understood it and seemed to think it was very cool. We started out with talking about the process and I had my own little drawing on the white board. We talked about evaporation and how we get rain, snow, sleet, and hail.

We set out a cup of water outside and marked with a dry erase marker to see our line of where we filled it. Once it evaporates, we will be able to see how much and where the water originally was.

We ended the week learning about the different types of clouds. After reading about the cumulus cloud and how it can turn to what's called a cumulonimbus (LATIN WORD: NIMBUS) she asked me, "Is that what can make a tornado?" Lo and behold, in the next paragraph of our unit - that's what it talked about. She thinks she can be a weather predictor now by watching the clouds! I love the enthusiasm when they learn, that's what makes me love my job. ;) We did a craft to go along with the different types of clouds with cotton balls. The girls tried to make the different types of clouds with the cotton balls. Then they wrote whatever they wanted about clouds. My oldest wrote a poem and my youngest wrote about her favorite type of cloud. Pictures are below.

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