Weather Unit for Little Learners

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Weather is a fascinating thing for little learners! They love watching rain in the spring and snow in the winter. But there is so much more to weather than what’s falling from the sky! This weather unit is a great introduction for your little learners!

Whole Group Activities

There is hardly ever a time when you can’t integrate literacy with other subjects. I love opening my whole group lessons with a good book, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. Here are some books that I recommend for this unit:

Not only do you get a list of books and activities, but you also can use the interactive poems and word wall cards for journaling or science centers. 

A Fun Science Experiment

Not only will your learners discover fun facts about weather, clouds and precipitation, but they will have a ton of fun with this thermometer experiment.

This experiment takes just a few supplies that you probably already have on hand. Your learners will understand how a thermometer works without even having a fancy thermometer in the room!

Integrating Math and Literacy

All of my thematic units include math and literacy units to help tie the entire unit together.

Most teachers bring in a weather unit around spring time, so I created centers that tie in with the curriculum around that time of the year.

For math, your learner will practice:

  • Addition
  • Making Ten
  • Number Order

For Literacy, your learners will practice:

  • Letter matching
  • Missing Sounds
  • Sight Word practice

Organizing this Unit

I find that when my thematic units are organized, I’m not so stressed when planning.

To help you stay organized, you can grab these free labels below! These labels tie in with all of my thematic units.  Print them on a large label sheet, cut and place on your file folders!

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