Sunday, January 29, 2012
If this link works, it has a download of the pages for my weather journal. (Not that they'd be hard to recreate, but why do it if it has already been done, right?) You'll note, too, that I added the high and low to the document instead of hoping that the students would remember where to put them.
I have the kids put 14 pages in their weather journals, to watch the weather for 2 weeks, which is enough time (usually) for changes to occur, for fronts to move through, to see that what is happening in CA one day moves into NM a few days later. For the first week, we visit The Weather Channel, look at the local paper, and watch a local weather forecast as a class, to ensure that all the students understand what to watch for and how to record the weather in their journals. The second week, I expect them to do on their own, using our class computers or by watching the local news/reading the local paper.