Preschool Science: The Weather

Today in our homeschool we are taking a closer look at the seasons and weather.

We routinely use a calendar to talk about what month and day it is, and we are making a weather chart by drawing in what the weather is outside for each day.  I have a calendar to write on for this purpose, but you could make one on the computer very easily or get crafty with construction paper and a bulletin board.  I have limited space, so I have chosen one that can be put away with the school books.

We are almost complete with December, and here is our weather chart:

Where’s the snow, by the way???  Hoping to add some snow on the 30th. :)

Meanwhile, in Alpha Omega’s Horizons curriculum, having taken almost a month off for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we are studying the seasons as well.  Here’s the worksheet we did today: which things go with summer?

Alpha Omega has handily tied this in to the 4th day of creation, wherein God created the sun.  We learned how the earth spins on its axis as it rotates around the sun, and how this causes seasons.  Some of the explanation was probably above our preschooler, but we did act out the earth and the sun and spun around the room, which he found very entertaining at least!
And for our final preschool activity today, as we are easing back into school post-Christmas, we wrote a thank you note.  At the rate of one per day, we should have these complete by next week!
For more great preschool ideas, check out The Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations– this post is part of her meme, and the linkup is on her site. Check it out!

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  1. melodysadventures January 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Did you end up getting any snow? It was a weird-weathered year for sure. We don't get snow here but it has been freezing (it's all relative), more rain in the past 2 months than the past 3 or 4 years combined probably. Or it felt like it anyway. I like the clothes activity. My daughter thinks any sunny day is a good day for a dress or short-sleeved shirt. That sun can be deceiving at times. =p

  2. esther January 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    We did finally get some snow and it was here for a week! But so unseasonal for Colorado!

    Alpha Omega indicated you could use the pictures to cut out for paper dolls also, which would be a fun activity.

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