Thursday, February 27, 2014

Science Unit Preview: Weather!

Weather is one of MY favorite topics because so many of my kids NEED to learn about it to help them function in their daily lives.  By this point in the year, we have covered most of the basic weather vocabulary from doing our daily weather in our morning group and binders.  So, this unit targets some more rare weather vocabulary like "tornado," "foggy," etc.  March is also the perfect month for us to work on weather, because we can see everything from -10 to 80 degrees over the course of 31 days!  You can get this unit on TPT here or by clicking the picture below.  Since today is the first day of the TPT sale, you can get this unit (or any other products in my store) for 28% off!  Enter code TPT3 at checkout!

So here is your science preview! 

This month's unit focuses on the following 9 vocabulary words centering around food groups (sunny, tornado, windy, thermometer, rainbow, stormy, lightning, foggy, and thunder).

This packet includes:
-Materials to create a vocabulary velcro-matching activity
-3 Levels of Assessments
-22 different worksheets
-1 Game (weather bingo).  2 versions based on level of difficulty.
-1 File Folder Activity: Matching sunglasses by color and color word (2 levels of difficulty)
-1 Weather weekly tracking sheet
-1 Adapted book (with matching pieces and comprehension worksheet)
-6 Journal pages (includes 2 levels of difficulty)
-Parent note home about the unit
-1 Cover sheet for kids to color and use as a cover for all their completed work.

This unit has materials for learners at different levels.   Also, it includes a variety of worksheets which allow my students to work on their science IEP goals as well as a variety of other goals (language arts, math, speech, and OT).  I use this unit over the course of an entire month.  The kids repeat some of the work, but the repetition seems to help them learn the concepts as well as work on becoming more independent.

OK…now onto the good stuff…some photos of this month's unit!  Here is the vocab sheet that we use as a velcro matching activity.

Here is the highest level of assessment.  There are also assessments for receptive and expressive vocabulary words (pictures and words). 

 I am kind of loving the new worksheets I added this month…check them out below!

This Bingo game, adapted book, and file folder are perfect for the days you feel like taking a break from worksheets or when your kids finish their work early!

These journal pages were a new addition to my science units last month and they were a big hit in my classroom.  They come in 2 different levels.  One for tracing and one to work on writing about topics independently.

For more info on my other science units and more details on what is included, check out these posts!
A post describing my topics for the year as well as how I organize my materials.
- A preview of my Dinosaur Unit
A preview of my Landforms Unit.
A preview of my Insect Unit.
A preview of my Plants Unit.
A preview of my Body Parts Unit.
A preview of my  Solar System Unit.
- A preview of my Food Groups Unit

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