I started the lesson checking on their prior knowledge by asking them for some weather facts.
Once again I was so impressed with all they already knew. I wrote their windy facts on chart paper and we review them each day.
Once we collected our windy facts, I read a story by Pat Hutchins titled The Wind Blew.
Then we tried a windy experiment. We wanted to find out how far wind can move things.
I gathered my materials: A feather, some plastic straws, some masking tape and a permanent marker.
I placed a piece of tape on the floor to mark our starting spot, then gave each child a turn blowing their feather as far as they could. Once the feather landed, I marked that spot with a piece of masking tape.
The following day, we measured our distances with unifix cubes and recorded them on chart paper.
The measurement piece added some math concepts, estimation, measurement, and addition and subtraction.