I choose to tackle our weather unit during August and September since our weather tends to go through it’s most radical changes during these months. Throughout this unit study the kids used the fantastic weather lapbook found over at CurrClick by In The Hands of a Child. I found this lapbook had so many comprehensive elements that both Beck (3rd grade) and Elizabeth (1st grade) walked away with new knowledge centered around weather. Here is just some of what they completed in the lapbook throughout this unit:
I wanted to add an extra element/project in for Beck to show the knowledge he had gained about the water cycle. After doing some reasearch I came across this fantastic project at The Inspired Classroom! This project balanced just enough visual and descriptive elements for me to make sure that Beck was walking away with a clear knowledge of the water cycle.