Monday, March 28, 2011

Cloudy With a Chance of . . .

It looks like we picked the perfect week for our weather unit.  You can’t beat a week where there is snow, rain, wind and cold temperatures at the beginning of the week and a forecast for hot and sunny weather planned at the end of the week.

  We used one of my favorite stories to kick off our week of fun.  First we brainstormed a list of all the kinds of weather we could think of.DSCN4615

Then we read Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett.  Most of us were familiar with the book or had seen the movie.DSCN4614

    Then we used our imaginations and made a book about a town just like Chewandswallow where food fell from the sky.  Besides coming up with a name for our town we also got to decide what would fall from the sky for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a bedtime snack.

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Even though everyone thought it sounded kind of fun to have food fall from the sky, we decided it was probably better to just have rain, sleet and snow.