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What's the Weather Like Today?

What's the Weather?
Tune: "My Darling Clementine"
What's the weather?
What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Tell us (first grade or child's name)
What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Is it sunny? (hands in circle over head)
Is it cloudy? (hands over eyes)
Is it rainy out today? (flutter fingers downward)
Is it snowy? (wrap arms around body and shiver)
Is it windy? (blow and swoop arm)
What's the weather like today?

Weather Watcher
Tune: "Are You Sleeping?"
Weather watcher, weather watcher
What do you see? What do you see?
Tell us what the weather's like~
Tell us what the weather's like
Won't you please? Won't you please?

Whatever the Weather
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not!

Floating pictures in the sky.
Upon a cloud I'd like to fly.
And see the world from way up high.
Come and ride a cloud with me!

Floating Clouds
Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Floating clouds up in the sky,
Changing shapes as you pass by.
Floating by without a sound.
Won't you come and touch the ground?
Floating clouds up in the sky,
Changing shapes as you pass by.
Click for shapes in the clouds

Weather Ways
by Vivian Couled
Whatever the weather
we have it each day.
It's hot,
or it's cold,
or its sunny,
or gray.
It's blowy,
or snowy,
or rainy,
or clear.
There's SOME kind of weather
each day of the year.

Weather is hot,
Weather is cold,
Weather is changing
As the weeks unfold.

Skies are cloudy,
Skies are fair,
Skies are changing
In the air.

It is raining,
It is snowing,
It is windy
With breezes blowing.

Days are foggy,
Days are clear,
Weather is changing
Throughout the year!
~Meish Goldish

A Week of Weather
Monday / Muggy-day
Tuesday / Tornado-day
Wednesday / Windy-day
Thursday / Thunder-day
Friday / Foggy-day
Saturday / Soggy-day
At last!
Lee Bennett Hopkins

Roy G. Biv
Roy G. Biv is an odd name for a fellow
But what his name means is
Red Orange Yellow
The G is for Green which as you may know
Comes right in the middle of every rainbow.
Next: Blue and Indigo more pale than dark,
Then V for Violet - And that completes the arc!

Foss Science
In our first grade classes we do a 10 day "Foss" weather unit. Students have a weather booklet where they draw the sky each day and describe the weather. We discuss new vocabulary words and talk about the different types of clouds. Students are encouraged to use some of these words in their weather journals. They are in the front of their journal and on a large poster in the room. First grade weather journals will be passed on to 2nd grade teachers where students will study the unit in more depth.

Cloud Art Picture
We do a cloud art project. Students fold a light blue piece of paper into 4 parts. They draw four different clouds (cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus)one in each section and label them. They can use cotton balls to glue on the clouds and black magic marker or water color paints to show the Nimbus clouds. Model this, so students know what to do.

Fun Rainbows
Have pipe cleaners for each student of the colors of the rainbow.(I have cut these in two for smaller rainbows) Bend the pipe cleaners in an arc and lay on a sheet of waxed paper. Put names on the waxed paper before you begin to glue. Students use plenty of glue to glue each pipe cleaner in order on the waxed paper. (We do the ROY G. BIV poem above) Put pulled out cotton balls around the ends of the pipe cleaners for clouds. Let dry completely and pull the waxed paper off gently. These can be hung up in the room using plastic fishing twine. I will try and add a picture of this art activity.

Construction Paper Rainbows
Materials: red 9" circle, orange 8" circle, yellow 7" circle, green 6" circle, blue 5" circle, purple 4" circle
Glue the orange onto the red. The yellow onto the orange. the green onto yellow, etc. Let dry, cut in half, glue back to back and hang.

Books to read:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The Cloud Book by Tomi de Paola
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons
Little Cloud by Eric Carle Go to this website for ideas for this book
The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

Weather Websites:
Hotlist Weather Science
Mrs Bees /Whatever the Weather
Weather Dude
Cloud Pictures

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