Week one of summer school came and went quickly!
Our fourth day of summer school was all about the clouds! We started with Tomie de Paola's "The Cloud Book". A very cute and informative book about the clouds. It tosses in a few idioms, popular phrases, and original theories about what the clouds meant. It held the attention of my students all day long. Plus, it provided a few giggles.
After we figured out the three main types of clouds (cirrus, stratus, cumulus), we ventured outside with a diagram and sidewalk chalk. I gave each pair of students the task of drawing the three main types of clouds on the sidewalk and labeling each one. I was very impressed by their artistic and creative drawings! Of course, I had to get in on the sidewalk chalk action too.
|It's the Key to a Happy Life!|
|Well, what do you see?|
|Low Stratus Clouds Over a City :)|
It was time well spent outdoors in the sunshine. Plus, I hope that each of my students walked away knowing the three main types of clouds. :)