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Weather Collages

What's the weather like today? Engage your students in learning about different types of weather by making collages. While creating their weather pictures, students will also practise using adjectives to describe their work.
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  • Students will be able to describe the weather using adjectives and pictures.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to look out the window and notice what the weather is like today.
  • Encourage students to describe how the weather looks, feels, and sounds. For example, they could use words such as Sunny, Rainy, or Cloudy.
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud What Will the Weather Be?By Linda DeWitt to the class.
  • Ask students to share about the different weather they notice in the book.
  • Have students make connections between the weather they noticed outside and the weather in the book.
  • Tell students that the words they use to describe the weather are called adjectives. Explain that AdjectivesAre describing words.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that they will be creating CollagesTo represent their favorite type of weather.
  • Show students how to tear or cut small pieces of colored construction paper, then glue them on a bigger piece of paper to make a weather scene.
  • Model how to make a cloud with small pieces of white paper, a sun with yellow paper, etc.
  • After making your scene, ask students to describe your drawing using adjectives. Pick an adjective to write on an index card and glue it to the bottom of your picture.
(20 minutes)
  • Hand out pieces of construction paper to use as a base. Place piles of different colored construction paper on tables for students to use.
  • Give students scissors and glue.
  • When students are finished, have them tell you an adjective to describe their pictures. For each student, write the adjective on the index card and glue it below the student's picture.

Enrichment:Have students try to write their adjective independently.

Support:Tear or cut paper for students to use for their collages.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are using adjectives.
  • Note how students are using colors and shapes to represent the weather.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students share their pictures and adjectives with the class by participating in a gallery walk. Hang the pictures around the room and give students a chance to rotate around, noticing each other's work.

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