Fabulous Weather Day

The article, “Fabulous Weather Day,” written by Candice Marshall and Michael Mogil, discusses the route that 1st graders take at a school in Maryland to receive a hands-on experience regarding learning about the weather. This special day takes place after the unit on weather has been completed, and people from the entire community come together to help the students learn and enjoy all of the excitement that science has to offer. I love how they give the students “Meteorologist Notebooks” to take notes in throughout the experience so that not only can the teacher use it as a form of assessment, but the parents and the student have something to look back on in the future. This Fabulous Weather day is a great way to get the students engaged and excited about learning. The students go to centers that relate to things such as storms, the water cycle, and wind, and each station reinforces the information the students learned and connects it to a real life experience. This is a great way for the students to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and how they can use and apply this information in their everyday lives. Having a day such as this is a great thing for teachers to implement into their classrooms, while still allowing the students to learn.

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