Five For Friday: Weather Edition! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Five For Friday: Weather Edition!

This week, my teaching life revolved around weather! Here are some of the super-fun awesome things we did this week!
I used Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? this week for my nonfiction mentor text. My kids were obsessed with it! They wanted me to read the whole thing, but we only read about what we have covered so far in my weather unit. I will read more next week when we get into fronts and weather maps.
Can It Rain Cats and Dogs and non fiction mentor sentences with Ideas by Jivey.
You can read more about how I used this book, as well as Come On, Rain! in reading this week in my Workshop Wednesday post!
My mentor sentence this week was from the book, Come On, Rain!

(Need more info on mentor sentences? Check out this post!)
Come On, Rain and mentor sentences with Ideas by Jivey
My kids have gotten really good at imitating the week's mentor sentence! It's getting hard for me to pick only four for the wall. They are also loving our interactive notebook activities for language arts- this week's was all about vivid verbs.
We also did interactive notebook activities for our weather skills!
Weather interactive notebook activities with Ideas by Jivey.
And we did interactive notetaking with a passage from the website, This is my go-to site for leveled articles on all kinds of topics!
Interactive notetaking with Ideas by Jivey.
We also made cloud models!!
Cloud models with Ideas by Jivey
And last, but not least, we made our own weather instruments!
Weather Instruments with Ideas by Jivey
Weather Instruments with Ideas by Jivey
Weather Instruments with Ideas by Jivey
Want the directions to make these in your classroom, too?
Freebie Make your own weather instruments with Ideas by Jivey
Get them for free here! :o)

I hope everyone enjoys the weekend!! :o)


  1. We are doing weather too right now! We made two other different kinds of barometers, but I like the simplicity of yours. I also love the cloud formations you made. Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas. Planning science for next week now!

  2. I didn't know about K-12 reader and will be heading right over there! Thanks!

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  3. Love the weather theme right now!! I'm obsessed with interactive notebooks!! Yours look wonderful!!!!

  4. We always taught weather at the end of the year when I was in 4th grade, and it was my favorite unit! I hadn't heard of K-12 reader either, but I pinned it and added it to my list of resources. Thanks!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  5. Wow! This post was packed with amazing ideas. Thank you. I have your mentor sentences units, and I love them.
    Laughter and Consistency

  6. Super looking lesson! You always amaze me. Also, I had never heard of k12reader. Thank you so much for sharing this site. I went right over, and I'm definitely going to start using it to get reading passages. Awesome...
    Thrills in Third Grade

  7. Thanks for sharing! We are doing weather now and I was looking for notebook activities and hands on activities that can be done in my multi-grade classroom.


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