September 29, 2022

Weather and Cloudy With…

I just finished updating my Weather Unit…  Last time it was updated was in 2003…  Time sure does fly.  Hop on over by clicking here.

YOU WILL ALSO want to get the WOW Weather Packet…  It is storming over with awesome printables.  Click here to check that out! 

Below are ideas to match one of my all time favorite books, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

STORY VOCABULARY:

weather

sanitation

department

tornado

hurricane

fog

cloudy

shower

drizzle

storm

abandon

float

town

survival

violent

downpour

~ Before Reading – Discuss and define the following types of weather: snow, fog, rain, tornado, hurricane, and flood. Place these terms on index cards. As the word is discussed place it in a pocket chart. Have students illustrate the six words in their journal.

~ After Reading – Relate different types of weather that we have discussed and defined to the different food disasters in the book. You may want the students to fill in sentence strips such as:

In the book _________ looked like snow.
In the book _____________ looked like fog.
In the book _________ feel from the sky like rain.
There was a tornado made of _______________________ in the book.
A hurricane of ____________________ came through and a _________________ flood caused the town people to leave.

~ Have students write their own story. Maybe something besides food falls from the sky!

~ Have each student share their favorite part. They can create a poster showing their favorite part of the story. They will then show the class their poster and discuss why this was their favorite part.

~ Give students newspapers and have them cut out weather words and pictures. Have them make a collage on construction paper.

~ Ask students if they would enjoy living in a place like Chewandswallow. Then list the positive and negative aspects of living in such a place.

Some Ideas From Our Weather Packet – Click Here to Learn More.