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Lesson 1: Reading the Skies

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Additional Books we enjoyed with this unit - posted from Pittsburgh, PA

Thomas Kingsley Troupe "Wild Weather: Science Adventures with Sonny the Origami Bird" (Origami Science Adventures)

Janice Dean "Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard"; "Freddy the Frogcaster"

Harriet Ziefert "Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?"

Marilyn Singer "On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather"

Charles Ghigna "I See Fall"; "I See Winter"; "I See Spring"; "I See Summer" (books for the child to read)

Ann Cartwright "The Winter Hedgehog"

Nancy Van Laan "When Winter Comes"

Jan Thornhill "Winter's Coming: A Story of Seasonal Change"

Tony Johnston "Winter Is Coming"

Julia Rawlinson "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves"; "Fletcher and the spring time blossoms"

Janet McDonnell The Four Seasons (there is one for each season, a cute story about a mouse discovering each season)

Nancy E Wallace "Leaves leaves leaves"; "Seeds seeds seeds"

Monica Wellington "Zinnia's Flower garden"; "Riki's Birdhouse"

April Pulley Sayre "Raindrops Roll"

Jim Arnosky "Rabbits & Raindrops"

Anne Rockwell "Clouds" (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

Heather Tekavec "Storm Is Coming!"


Fun forecasting story book - posted from Pittsburgh, PA

We stumbled upon these two gems, loaded with so much information about forecasting and reading weather clues geared toward young children. My daughter has been pretending to be a weather forecaster on the news.

Freddie the Frogcaster: http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Frogcaster-Janice-Dean/dp/1621570843/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435717109&sr=8-1&keywords=frogcaster

and

Freddie the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard: http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Frogcaster-Blizzard-Janice-Dean/dp/1621572544/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_y


Fun forecasting story book - posted from Pittsburgh, PA

We stumbled upon these two gems, loaded with so much information about forecasting and reading weather clues geared toward young children. My daughter has been pretending to be a weather forecaster on the news.

Freddie the Frogcaster: http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Frogcaster-Janice-Dean/dp/1621570843/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435717109&sr=8-1&keywords=frogcaster

and

Freddie the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard: http://www.amazon.com/Freddy-Frogcaster-Blizzard-Janice-Dean/dp/1621572544/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_y


BrainPopJr - posted from Cleveland, TN

For those with access (access to subscription required), BrainPop Jr. has videos for each season and about Temperature.


GoogleTreks - posted from Cleveland, TN

GoogleTreks for Primary Kids-Science/Weather. http://googletreks.org/primary/index.html is link to main site.


Concept
Concept 1: Environment
+ Unit 1: Habitats and Homes
+ Unit 2: Weather
-----1: Reading the Skies (109)
-----2: Types of Precipitation (4)
-----3: Measuring and Charting Weather (0)
-----4: Simulating Weather (3)
-----5: Fall (1)
-----6: Winter (0)
-----7: Spring (1)
-----8: Summer (0)
-----Final Project: Weather Games (0)
+ Unit 3: Community

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