In science, we've been working on an in-depth weather unit, focusing on air, the atmosphere, precipitation, severe weather storms, and clouds.
To learn the types of clouds, we took notes in our interactive notebooks:
Stay tuned for a giveaway :)
We sang a great (albeit cheesy!) Cloud Song to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" which I found on superteacherworksheets.com (AWESOME website, by the way!)
We then practiced "creating" clouds in two ways:
First, with cotton balls
And then, for the more tactile learners...
Shaving cream! :)
At first, of course, we had 30 seconds to play in it:
Then we got down to business shaping the different cloud types:
While I hope the students retain the different types of cloud shapes, I KNOW that they all went home, clamoring about how they got to play with shaving cream in class! Happy students = happy teacher :)