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Pre-kindergarteners Study Weather

Pre-kindergarteners in Tyler McIlwraith and Kathleen Slone’s classes recently learned about the weather in a fun, hands-on unit. During their study of wind, students created windsocks. “We made the windsock to observe outside when we check the weather each morning, but students also had fun running with them in the wind!” McIlwraith said. Students also bubbles to observe their movement in the wind. Earlier this year, students did several weather-related lessons throughout the unit. They traced the shadows of animal figurines and themselves as part of a lesson on the sun, made rain gauges, and created cloud paintings based on the book “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” by Charles G. Shaw.