Juniors March 21: Forecasting the Weather

Here is your weather checklist

Opening Assignments:

FieldingSpiritual Thought
MilliePledge and Joke of the Day
JanieShow and Tell
HyrumKnowledge Share
VilateLead Map Song
LucyWord of the Day
JudySueTreasurer and Snack

What is weather and why does it matter? In our modern world of life in houses and jobs in offices, sometimes we don’t give a second thought to what is happening outside. But, there are many situations that are significantly influenced by weather conditions. List several situations in your life that are impacted by weather. Do you look outside before choosing your outfit for the day? Do you consult a forecast before planning an outdoor project?

Watch the following videos to learn more. Notice what types of instruments or tools are used to measure different elements of the weather.

Print this Weather Report and track the weather for the week leading up to class. Pick a time of day and set an alarm to remind you (so that you complete this at the same time each day). In the “weather” column, write down the current temperature and what you observe when looking outside. Ask a parent to help you look up the high and low temperature and times for sunrise and sunset online each day.

Watch this video to help you get started.

Learn about the atmosphere in this video:

Learn the purpose of the following weather instruments:

  • Barometer
  • Hyrgometer
  • Thermometer
  • Anemometer
  • Rain guage
  • Weather vane
  • Wind sock

This week, we have three birthday cards! JudySue’s birthday and Ellie’s half birthday both snuck right past us in January and Talmage’s birthday is Friday. Please make a birthday card for each and let them know how important they are!

Learn the first two stanzas of this poem. A great way to memorize is to read through it twice each time you sit down to eat a meal. Before you know it, you’ll have it in your brain!

Today We Had Some Weather
By Kenn Nesbitt

Today we had some weather
like I’ve never seen before,
so I pulled on my galoshes
and I headed out the door.

It sprinkled, first so lightly,
it could easily be mist.
A tornado then came dancing by,
it swung and did the twist.

What is your favorite type of weather? What season do you most enjoy? Why? Create a page showcasing your favorite time of year and the activities you best like to do then. Does weather affect your mood? What are you favorite things to do in different types of weather? You could include on your weather page, a favorite activity from each season!

Continue reading Redwall. Our book party will be held on April 18th!

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