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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Live from Hurricane Isaac....

Hurricane Katrina

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!
Well I hope everyone stays safe and I'll see ya back here soon :)

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