Resource Description

How is the weather? by Jeanette Vuuren is a great teaching resource well-aligned to Common Core State Standards and includes core literacy and science skills aimed at year 1 students.

It includes a table chart with the days of the week, months, numbers symbols from 1-31, number names to write these numbers, adjectives to use in conjunction with weather conditions, weather symbols for the different basic weather conditions as well as an example sentence for students to record the daily weather.

The booklet that consists of 66 pages includes;
weather sentences with weather symbols as well as photos of the different weather conditions
a template with sentences to record the date and weather daily
a template with sentences to record the date and weather in past, present and future tense
a calendar and picture graph with questions and answers
opposite weather conditions
an activity to break words up in phonemes
a wall chart which includes all the weather conditions (symbols and labels) on one chart
a weather theme picture frame chart to add weather words
small picture cards with labels to sort under headings and subheadings as an interactive activity during lesson presentation
letter cards from a-z in both upper and lower case for students to sort alphabetically
letter sound cards to build weather words phonetically
task cards to match the most suitable adjective with weather conditions
task cards to sort weather words alphabetically as well as months and weekdays
task cards to fill in the weekly weather and date with additional word bank cards for support
A list with the Common Core State Standards addressed in this unit for literacy (English Language Art) and science
which can be used as an assessment guide to tick off students’ progress during and after completion of each unit
A word list to keep handy during oral and written activities

RI1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,
RF1.2a, b, c, d
RF1.3 a, b, c, d, e
RF1.4 a,
L1.1 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j
L1.2 a, b, c, e
L1.4 b
L1.5 a, c, d
W1.5, 1.8
SL1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
Characteristic local weather patterns
Daily weather changes
Weather conditions, data, symbols, charts, picture graph, calendar

OUTCOME 1.1 Identifies and shares information about features of their natural and built local environment that affect living things, including themselves. Id T KC1 KC2
POSSIBLE STARTING POINTS: Contributes to recording on a daily weather chart, and relates weather of the day to other activities (e.g. explains sun safety)
KEY IDEAS: Children collect, organise and share information online and offline about the aspects of their personal world that enable them and their family to live. Id T C KC1 KC2 relating to Outcome 1.1

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This weather theme picture frame is an excerpt from ‘HOW IS THE WEATHER?’ by Jeanette Vuuren to be copied on an A3, laminated and used as word chart on your wall!