This lesson plan is written in the form of a narrative-a description of what happens in class when I teach the lesson.
First Step: Thinking about it.
What are some of the activities you do most in each season? (Going to school, playing football, raking leaves, etc. in the Fall; swimming, going to camp, watching television, etc., in Summer; playing Little League, planting a garden, etc., in Spring; shoveling, skiing, playing hockey, etc., in Winter.)
What kinds of weather do we tend to have in each season? (Sunshine, thunderstorms, heat in Summer, fog, hurricanes, cool in Fall, snow, sleet, icy winds in Winter, friendly rain, warm in Spring.)
We repeat this with each season. Sometimes I'll call out "weather!" several times for each season.
In my side-coaching I put a lot of stress on the senses. What does the weather sound like? Feel like? Does it have a smell? A taste? What do you see?
Both my first graders and my Middle Schoolers enjoy this game immensely.
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