I love using monthly themes throughout the year ... A weather unit in September seems natural, especially in South Louisiana, when tropical storms and hurricanes are the norm.
So here we are, at the end of August with a hurricane upon us. Since school was cancelled for today and tomorrow, I figured I'd spruce up my hurricane powerpoint and share it with you! You can grab it here or on our Free Download page.
During the month of September, I not only cover hurricanes but weather in general. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a great story to start off the month! The kids love the story (and so do I). Here is a creative worksheet Anna created that asks the kids, "Would you rather it rain ____ or meatballs?" and then elaborate on it with words and/or a picture. Here is a link to an entire lesson plan on Cloudy.
I also have a set of Wild Weather Vocabulary Readers which include six copies of six different books: Tornadoes!, Floods!, Blizzards!, Lightening!, Hurricanes!, and Weather!. I usually focus on one book per week. Each book has wonderful photos and reading comprehension questions!