Weather lesson for Junior / Senior infants

Lesson on weather for infants

I will begin with:

First Step: Thinking about it.

I begin by asking the students to think about the four seasons.

What are some of the activities you do most in each season? (Going to school, playing football, raking leaves, etc. in the Autumn; swimming, going to camp, watching television, etc., in Summer; playing, planting a garden, etc., in Spring; shovelling, making snow men, ice skating, 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.)

Second Step: Acting it out.

Next I ask the students to imagine if is Fall (for instance). Think of an essentially Fall activity and begin to act it out. When I call out, “weather!” some kind of typical Fall weather will take place. Each student chooses for herself or himself which kind of weather it happens. When I call out, “weather!” everyone must react appropriately to whatever weather they are imagining.

I will call up some children to mime an activity and the class can guess what season it is. Sometimes I’ll call out “weather!” several times for each season and all the children pretend they are doing this activity in this weather.

What does the weather sound like? Feel like? Does it have a smell? A taste? What do you see?

Here is a PowerPoint showing the different seasons and the class can pick the appropriate weather symbols for the weather.

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I love the Welsh government website for resources like these:

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/weather_symbols/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Time permitting I will then discuss the BBC’s what is weather page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/

I will then complete a worksheet based on the above. I have also in the past given the children cut up laminated clothes and a small / boy girl image laminated. The children dressed the image of the child with the appropriate clothes for the season / weather I called out. Similar to this image below:

Image result for weather for ks1

Video all about the weather:

 

 

 

Tíreolaíocht: Ceacht ar an aimsir le dialann aimsire

Aimsir clicéail anseo: anaimsir-pppweather-1


An Aimsir

 

Duilleoga
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag damhsa ar an gcraobh.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag imeacht leis an ngaoth.

Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ar thalamh ina luí.
~~~~~~~~~
An Sneachta 
Thit sneachta bog bán
Anuas ón spéir,
Nuair a bhí mé i mo luí
Ar mo leaba aréir.

Tá sneachta bog bán,
anois i ngach áit,
ar theach is ar chrann,
ar shráid is ar pháirc.

Beidh againn spóirt,
Mé féin agus Seán,
ag sugradh inniú
Sa sneachta bog bán.
~~~~~~~~~

Bogha Báistí 
Bhí bogha baistí
Sa ghairdín inné.
Stua ag síneadh
Ó thalamh go spéir.

Dáthanna áille,
ag ionradh go glé,
Glór do Dhia,
A chéad chruthaigh é.
~~~~~~~~~

 

Bogha Báistí 
Dearg agus glas,
gorm agus buí,
Féach sa spéir,
An bogha baistí.

Ag ceann an bogha,
Tá pota breá mór,
Féach isteach ann,
Is leatsa an t-ór.
~~~~~~~~~

An Aimsir

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

Is ion-tach é, nuair a fheic-im an ghrian

Ó feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

 

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Is ion-tach é, nuair a chlois-im an ghaoth

Ó clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

 

Seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Is ion-tach é, nuair a fheic-im na scam-aill

Ó seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spéir.

 

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Weather (Senior Classes) PowerPoint / weather tools /Riddle / Worksheet / Arctic weather

Weather PowerPoint

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Weather tools PowerPoint

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Weather riddles a PowerPoint with 12 pages of riddles based on the weather:

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Daily Weather Chart

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Month of ___________

 

Today’s Weather

 

 

 

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             
             
             
             
           

Water Cycle:water-cyclewatercycle3

Water Cycle Poem

(to the tune of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The oceans are storing
Water from the falling rain
While thunderclouds are roaring.

The rain now is stopping,
The rain’s no longer dropping.
Sun comes out and soaks up water
Like a mop that’s mopping.

The water’s still there now,
But hidden in the air now.
In the clouds it makes a home
Until there’s rain to share now.

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Meish Goldish

Thunder and Lightning Poem

(to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It sometimes may look frightening.
You see a quick electrical spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

Long and thin and streaky and fast,
Its glow is oh so brightening.
Watch for the electric spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It truly is a wonder.
You hear a rumble loud in the sky–
Clap! goes the thunder!

Lightning bolts are heating the air,
Over clouds and under.
When the air expands enough–
Clap! goes the thunder.

 

Arctic Weather

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KWHL Chart

Establishing Prior Knowledge

kwhl17. Establishing Prior Lesson Knowledge KWL

Animal Homes / Habitat Resources

Hi, so here are some Animal Home resources. Some of these resources are for the younger age group and can be adapted for the older ages.

 

  1. PowerPoint about Habitat Junior Infants 

link here: animal homes where do we live ppt 2

2. Animal homes PowerPoint Senior Infants / First Class 

link here: Animal_homesah6ah7ah8

3. Another option 

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4. Animal Habitat 3rd & 4th Class (Could alter for more classes)

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5. Animal Home flashcards from seomraranga.com 

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5. Worksheet Junior – First Class

ah5Link here: Animals and their Homes 2

6. Worksheet older classes

link here: guess animal & habitat 2ah20

7. Habitat Banner for display from http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/sites/default/files/bannerhabitats_0.pdf

link for download here: bannerhabitats_0

8. Fantastic interactive lesson from the Welsh Government Website hwb for Junior Infants to First Class

link here:http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/animal_homes/eng/Introduction/default.htm

9. Interactive lesson for 3rd up

http://inteleducationresources.intel.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/habitats/launch.html

10. Lovely Animation Video for Junior to Second explaining the four basic needs of Living things and covering shelter.

 

 

 

11. Video Animal Home Names Junior to First Class

12.  Explaining what a habitat is and what living things need to live for third class up

13. Habitat video for second to fourth class

 

14. Habitat song Junior to First 

 

15. Song for Junior and Senior Infants

Valentines Lesson

Hi there, thanks for stopping by the blog. It can be hard to find lesson content for St. Valentine so I decided to do a bit of rooting online and compile two lessons. One for the Junior levels and one for the Senior levels which you can tailor to your needs.

Please scroll down to find Senior lessons at the top and Junior lesson at the end of this post.

I usually use this kind of lesson for History, Religion, Music, and Art for the Junior classes. There are also opportunities to link Valentines with Green Schools or the Environment in Geography if you were to use figures easily found online about wastage on St. Valentines Day. It can also be linked to Geography if we look at how Valentine’s day is celebrated around the world.

Here are some ideas, below you will find lesson ideas, PowerPoints, Videos, and Worksheets, I hope it helps.

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Lesson ideas for 3rd – 6th Class if adapted

  1. Introduction

Show an image of marmite and valentines and ask your class what the two images have in common:

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I would use this to create a discussion:

  • What do you think the message is about Valentines? Discuss with your friends.
  • Why do you think some people like Valentines and why others do not?
  • Who might benefit from Valentines?
  • Have you ever heard of St. Valentine?
  • Why do you think there is a day named after him?

 2.  Explain that we will be learning about St. Valentine and create a WILF chart about St. Valentine (chart from https://kpike92.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/introducing-walt-wilf-and-tib/

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I would put my main objective here: Two new pieces of information about Who Saint Valentine is? Why we celebrate this day etc.

3. I would then complete a KWL chart, link to chart here: http://tweenteaching.blogspot.ie/2012/08/kwl-chart.html

classroom kwl chart

4. PowerPoint about Saint Valentine for Senior Classes

Here are some images from the PowerPoint so you know what you are downloading. I found this PowerPoint on TES.co.uk at this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-story-of-valentine-powerpoint-6034779

5. Lovely video about St. Valentine from youtube:

 

6. A very good video for fifth and sixth class about Saint Valentine:

7. Printable story on St. Valentine with a comprehension questions from https://theweeklyplan.com/

link here: Valentine’s Day

 

8. Another Reading Comprehension worksheet about St. Valentine with great comprehension questions and writing prompts from www.abcteach.com

link to download PDF here: rc_valentine_legend

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9. Fill in the blanks worksheet 

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Link to this worksheet here: worksheet

Geography: How People Around the World Celebrate Valentine’s Day

How to say I love you around the world

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Lesson on Saint Valentines for the Junior Classes to Second Class (if adapted). Please edit to your needs. 

 

PowerPoint for the Junior Classes found and edited to make suitable for my class:

Link to download PowerPoint here: Valentine’s Day younger 2 editedvalp.PNGvalp2.PNGvalp3.PNGvalp4.PNGvalp6.PNGvalp8.PNGvalp9.PNGvalp10.PNGvalp77.PNGvalp107.PNG

Video 

Song for Infants

Saint Valentine Word search for First or Second Class:

Saint Valentine’s Word Search

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St. Valentine Colouring Sheet

http://catholicplayground.com/valentine-one/saint-valentine-coloring-one.html

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Pancake Tuesday – Junior to 1st Class

Hi, so I needed a story for my class for the week of Pancake Tuesday so I decided to introduce a story of ‘The Runaway Pancake’ and link it with History for sequencing and Music.

Here is what I compiled together.

I love TES.co.uk and I found lots on this, my intention is that you won’t have to do all the same searching.

www.tes.co.uk

  1. Here is a PowerPoint of the story of The Runaway Pancake. This story is very like the Gingerbread Man retold with a pancake.

Here is an image to show you what the PowerPoint looks like. It tells the story with some audio available.

Link to the PowerPoint The Runaway Pancake powerpoint

2. Video of the story being read clearly:

3. Next, I will teach the order to my class of how to make pancakes.

pancakes

Link to the above document here:how-to-make-pancakes

4. Oxford Reading Tree have good sequencing cards which you could print out and have the class stick in the correct order. 

ORT HOW TO MAKE A PANCAKE 2ORT HOW TO MAKE A PANCAKE ordering 2oxoxf

 

5. TES.co.uk have a great interactive sequencing activity for how to make a pancake, please find the link below:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Making-a-Pancake-Presentation-2323

The activity looks like this

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6. Below are two songs about Pancakes

The first I found on TES.co.uk that P.E. Willobury made

There is a PowerPoint of the words that looks like this:

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The pancake song 2

Link to TES download page: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-pancake-song-6178404

Here is another song about Pancakes