We have been focusing on weather this month for our Outdoor Hour each day. Barb, over at The Handbook of Nature Study has a monthly newsletter giving challenges, free printables and lots of encouragement. We love to use her printables and challenges to help us along with our nature study each day.
The first week of the month we cut out the grid challenge and observation ruler (included in the newsletter) and glued them into our natural journals. Big Woman had the grand idea to tape the grid to the top of her journal page and use it as a flap. Even the Littles had to cut and glue a grid into their books.
November brings fun and crazy weather, we had sunshine days with temps in the 70's, lots of falling leaves, rain, wind, frost and a fun snow storm to top it off. On snow days the journals are tossed and its all about the hands on, there was even enough snow to build a snow fort!
Look at these really cool leaf imprints we found on the driveway! This was fun for the children to speculate how the weather made leaf stamps.
A few years ago I purchased this Weather Lapbook PDF from Hearts and Trees. As you can see from the photo above, it has hands on weather activities including; kinds of clouds, the Beaufort wind scale, precipitation weather words, weather tracking calender, moon phases, a weather tracking nature journal, a weather poem and weather forcasts (which I don't use in the Littles folders). We have used and loved these lapbook printouts over and over. I even had my cub scouts put them together for the weather belt loop and pin. This year Little Man was so excited to make his own weather folder and we have been using the nature journal for recording our weather and Outdoor Hour time.
When we come in from Outdoor Hour we adjust our Weather Station chart accordingly. I found this printable last year but for some reason the link won't work anymore, here is the link to the post on my pinterest board, maybe the link will become active again. This has been a fun tool to use (if we remember:)).
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