Friday, January 4, 2013

I Like Rain Because...

This post is wayyyy overdue, but hey--it's here!

We studied weather in science way back in September. When talking about precipitation, we did this fun little activity about rain. First, we used TumbleBooks to view this book:

Some of the content was a little above the kids' heads, but it was a great read anyway! They really enjoyed it (of course, they enjoy every book we read on TumbleBooks)! After reading the book, we discussed why we liked rain and then recorded some responses on an anchor chart. Finally, the kids wrote their own sentences about why they liked rain. I don't have any close-ups of their writing (bad blogger) but I do have a picture of the bulletin board I made out of the prompt PLUS a copy of the prompt for you to download (redemption)!

I made the umbrella out of butcher paper and the clouds are just cotton balls glued onto cardstock. I know--fancy.

Click on the image of the document below to download a copy of the raindrop! Please comment if you like it enough to keep it--lets me know that someone is out there reading this little blog! Enjoy! :)


  1. We'll be studying weather soon, so this will be perfect. Thank you!

  2. My kiddos love Tumblebooks too! I love your bulletin cute! Thanks for the freebie. I will definitely be using it. :)


  3. Bookmarked for next year...thank you!

  4. In my part of the country, we get lots of rain and only a few days of snow in the winter. This will be great as we start back to school!
    Thank you!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing! We completed the clouds today and will move on to rain next week. Great timing. Your board is terrific, I know my firsties will love the tumble book story and the raindrop writing.

  6. This will be a very cute tie in with weather and poetry! Thanks! =)

  7. We study weather in the spring. This will be great!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Teachin' First

  8. I teach a 5/6 class but I just wanted to tell you how much I love your bulletin board, I bet you have a ton of kids stop to look at it! I will remember this post if I ever switch to primary!

    Kathleen :)