Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

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Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2nd, Rainbows and Clouds Day 1

We started our Rainbows and Clouds Unit Study in earnest today.  We started introducing weather words in April, and now we are going to focus on Rainbows and Clouds this month.

We started the morning with an explanation of the water cycle.  we also did the Picture Sort for which clothes go which weather type (sunny, rainy, and snowy).  We used cards printed from Lightning Bug Literacy weather printables.  There are some great resources for clouds and weather (link to printables).

We got out first rainbow experiment started, we made red, blue, and yellow ice cubes.  We will conduct some experiments with them tomorrow morning.  The idea for this experiment came from here.

We had a bit of circle time and read lots of stories.  Planting a Rainbow by L. Ehlert (one of the girls favorites), What Makes a Rainbow? by BA Schwartz, Water by S. Canizared, Little Cloud by E. Carle, It's Spring by S. Berger and P. Chanko, It Looked Like Spilt Milk by C. Shaw, Puddles by J. London, Follow a Raindrop by E. Ward, and What Makes the Weather by J. Palazzo.
For writing practice we worked on the letter Rr.

We did our first skip counting by 2s today as well.  We used our Hundred Board Puzzles and did the Red puzzle (which is 1-1 correspondence) and then the Blue puzzle (it has the skip counting by 2s behind the puzzle pieces).   We love these puzzles!Learning Resources Hundred Board Puzzles (LER6610)


  1. AnonymousMay 04, 2011


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  2. What a great unit study! It looks as if you put a lot of time and thought into it. I really love doing unit studies. (I use FIAR - I see you one a copy above. I LOVE it!)

    Be Blessed.