As part of our weather study we made some autumn trees by drawing the trees with black Artline texta. We then used single hole punches to make autumn leaves and glued them on. We made this a portfolio piece and jazzed it up a little by adding our “Little Leaves” poem. We’ll mark above the words the child’s recital of the poem to show parents what their child has learnt.
Today we talked about clouds and the sky certainly put a show on for us. We had some premade cloud inspectors that we took out onto the oval and used to try and spot as many different clouds as we could. There were all kinds of beautiful clouds in the sky today; white fluffy ones, long wispy ones, grey curly ones and soft flaky ones. We held our inspectors up and looked at the clouds. We compared them to the ones around our viewing window. The children were excited to find so many different types. “I found this one,” they’d shout while pointing. “Oh you found a cumulonimbus,” we’d reply. We also of course had a free crazy run around the oval in all different directions but it was the perfect day for just such a run.
Back inside we had a chat about what we already know about clouds. We filled in a laminated clouds tree chart: clouds can, clouds have, clouds are. It was interesting to see what they already knew and the varied responses. We had a big discussion about “clouds have wool”. I asked how the clouds got wool and how the wool stayed in the air and wondered out loud if anyone had a different idea about what clouds were made from. We looked at pictures of different clouds and talked about the different colours clouds can be.
And just to prove what an awesome display the sky put on today (just for my lesson ;)) here are some photos taken from our playground. How many different types of clouds can you spot?
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