Weather is a part of our everyday life. Sometimes we get lucky and experience several beautiful, sunny days right in a row; and sometimes we get days of rain. But simple weather predictions can help us make good choices about how to spend our days and how to plan our weeks. Simply by making a few daily observations, we're able to get a better idea of whether to organize an outdoor picnic or an indoor scavenger hunt; and it can help us learn to identify signs of severe weather before it even hits!
About this site
This site includes a 10 day guide through a second grade unit on weather. By clicking on the descriptive tabs at the top of this site, you will find a daily break-down of activities and lessons to introduce to your students, as well as to websites and resources that will enrich each lesson. Most of the activities described here will be hands-on and will cover a number of disciplines outside of science, including language arts and math, according to the Virginia Standards of Learning curriculum framework.
About the author
My name is Erin White. I am a graduate student in the Teacher Licensure Program at The University of Richmond. My goal is to teach elementary aged students. I believe classroom learing can and should be fun for students and teachers! I want my students to leave class each day excited about what they have learned and inspired to keep asking "what if...?" when they come back.