Sunday, January 22, 2012

About to Start Weather





In a week, my class will be moving on from the scientific method to weather. In order to activate prior knowledge (and also to ensure all my students have this background understanding), we will start by discussing the water cycle. They'll work together to create this foldable that labels, explains, and shows the water cycle.

It is just a regular sheet of cardstock or copy paper folded at 2 3/4" from both ends. This brings the flaps together at the center of the page. The flaps are cut at 4 1/4" or right in the middle, all the way to the fold line. Each step of the water cycle gets a flap of its own, and the image drawn inside, along with the description, go with that particular step.

It is a quick, easy way to ensure all my kiddos have the same background for discussing the importance of weather.

19 comments:

  1. Love it! We are starting the water cycle too :)
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  2. I love this! Our first grade core has the water cycle and this looks perfect!
    Ericka

    www.firstgradeandfancyfree.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks great! I'm going to use this to review the water cycle with my 10th grade geography classes.

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  4. I already used it with my kiddos and they loved it! Thanks a bunch for sharing.
    4everateacher.blogspot.com

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  5. Our teacher gave this . I hate being creative . Not my type .

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  6. Thank you for sharing this! My students enjoyed creating these versus the standard notes. They all decided that you are a wonderful artist! :)

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  7. This is amazing! I'm going to use this idea and adapt it for the rock cycle for my class. Thanks for the idea :)

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  8. its nice i think it will get me extra credit?

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  9. Do you have this as a PDF? I would love to use it. :)

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  10. Thanks for the post and great tips..even I also think that hard work is the most important aspect of getting success..
    emergency preparedness

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  11. This is a great idea! I am an education student, and I wanted to ask if I can incorporate this foldable into a lesson plan for my student portfolio.

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  12. Do you have this as a PDF? I would love to use it.
    db12luc@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  14. Do you have this as a PDF? I would love to use it

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  15. Soooooo good! Kisses from a girl who don't speak english from Brazil!!! hahahaha
    Tanks!!! =D
    PS: I'm sure that i write something really wrong... rsrsrs

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  16. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! My class enjoyed re creating this in their books this afternoon!

    We had poured out water and drawn around it with chalk to see the evaporation but after 10 minutes we had a random storm! (hail and everything!) so will try again tomorrow!

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  17. Hey there, I' a 4th grade teacher, en we are starting the water cycle next week. and I LOVE this idea, Is there a PDF that you can share for this activity?
    If so this is my email romihsv@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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