After a few weeks of reading and learning about weather types, each kindergartener chose a type of weather they wanted to research and write a report on. We got lots of non-fiction books from the library, and also explored Pebble Go and National Geographic online, plus watched a few episodes of Bill Nye and Sid the Science Kid to get more information. Then they started writing their research reports! I was truly impressed with their ability to convey facts in an informational book. Several groups shared their reports with the whole class in a "science meeting," and everyone read their finished books to our first grade reading buddies.
|"Sun can make the temperature hot on the earth."|
|"It can make ice melt."|
|"It can make your face warm."|
During our last week on weather, we made collaborative posters showing the features of each season. Then each kindergartener chose their favorite season and painted a water color scene of themselves during that season. Then we shared a sentence "My favorite season is...because..." They did a great job!