Happy Sunday, Everyone!
We are very excited to be hosting our mentor text linky focusing on science this week! Please link up your favorite science texts with us! :)
This week I want to share a beautiful book with you- Cloud Dance by Thomas Locker
The illustrations in this book will make you fall in love with it. They are INCREDIBLE! And the students LOVE them!
Teaching about weather is always exciting and engaging for students because they experience it every day. They see it, hear it, feel it, live it. So when we talk about clouds, they have a lot of schema. They know that dark clouds mean rain or a storm and they know that very little clouds means they are in for a sunny day. So how do you take clouds a step further and discuss the different kinds and types?
When I started teaching about clouds last year, I found this book. It became the perfect way to introduce and review my unit on clouds. The language that Locker uses is fabulous. He weaves a poem through all types of clouds. And his beautiful paintings say the rest.
My students love this book! It quickly became a class favorite! :)
I created a unit to use with this book so that I could integrate my science into language arts. Click on the images below to see the unit.
What science books do you love to teach about weather?
Don't forget to link up!
I'm so looking forward to see your science books!!!! :)
Have a great Sunday! :)