Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weather Cats with Hats Activities & FREEBIES Part 1!



                    Weather Cats with Hats Activities & FREEBIES Part 1!




January is a good time to cover weather and seasons. I like to begin this lesson with the following vintage cartoons:



Walt Disney's The Old Mill begins with a brilliant sunny day, then quickly turns to stormy weather. Will the Old Mill and all the critters that live there survive the storm? Watch and see:

 





Watch these birds in Hawaii react to weather changes in this 1936 vintage Max Fleischer Cartoon:
  



Happy Harmonies 1936 To Spring Cartoon is a days gone by look at the closing of winter and the beginning of Spring. Spring has finally come but Old Man Winter is not so willing to leave without one last bluster:
 




Weather Report Animation is a series of weather shorts possibly shown daily on a local station in days gone by:






Here is The Great Cat Family for older children from The Wonderful World of Disney Part 1:






Part 2:





  Let us to intro our FAV Cat who wears a hat:



 

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And we most certainly cannot omit the most famous Cat in the Hat:




 

Then we watch a few of our weather & seasons film strips.



I introduced this section of our unit with this set from Eyegate. I showed them The Ingredients of Weather film:




Next we watched The Sun and Weather along with Rain and Snow from SVE. This set also has a Teaching Guide to accompany:






A Walk in the Rain from Family Filmstrips is a good one as well. The film strips in this set are accompanied with records and Teaching Guides:






Then we l@@ked through some books. The first book Wild Weather, a beginning reader,  displays large vibrant pictures along with bold font. I chose this book first to wrap up the film strip presentations and as an opening to our literature  section:






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Wild Weather Beginning Reader

 

When Julian was older, we would read this vintage 1969 Weather Q & A book from Scholastic:










We added the 1996 printing to our curriculum collection: 





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Questions and Answers About Weather Scholastic


After reading Wild Weather, I passed out our vintage Scott Foresman Science books, Look and Learn:






We began with taking a look at the different weather days. These detailed true to life pictures are absolutely exquisite arousing elaborate discussions.
Then following the Teacher's Guide accompanying this book, I described a type of day and had my babes point to the correct day:









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Look and Learn Scott Foresman 


Next we watched Observing Changes in Weather from National Geographic using the accompanying Teaching Guide:






I followed the film strip with Weather All Around Us another Scott Foreman book. These pictures covered how weather changes:












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After sitting for a bit, to shake it out we played our vintage Exercising with the Weather Record and had a BLAST:





Now that we learned how weather changes, and did a bit of exercising to help us focus on our next activity, I introduced my Cats in Hats pocket chart rhyme:











After reciting the rhyme several times and matching the correct picture to the words, I broke out my standing flannelboard and we built the rhyme using numerals and pictures. We played it several ways:  







 




Next we did cat patterning: 




and hat patterning:






And when we finished with our pocket chart and flannelboard activities, I placed the pieces in their labeled folders for storing:



Now that we learned about weather changes, we sang some weather, cat and hat songs:





Five Little Weathermen

Five little weathermen standing near the gate.
The first one said, "My it's getting late".
The second one said, "There are storm clouds in the sky".
The third one said, "Let's run inside".
The fourth one said, "Wait, the sun is peeking out".
The fifth one said, "That's what weather's all about".
ooooo....went the wind, and up flew their kite,
and the 5 little weathermen chased it out of sight.


 

Fluffy Cloud

What is fluffy white and floats up high, (point up at the sky)
Like a pile of cotton in the sky?
And when the wind blows hard and strong, (wiggle hands side to side) What very gently floats along? (wiggle fingers and hands gently back and forth)

What brings the rain? (Open palms up)

What brings the snow that showers on us way down below? (look down) When you look up in the sky, (look up)

What is that thing you see floating by? (a Cloud)






Grey Pussycat

A big Grey pussycat (Pull on whiskers), pussycat, pussycat,
A big Grey pussycat lives in a house. (Make house with both hands)
A big Grey pussycat, pussycat, pussycat,
A big Grey pussycat POUNCED on a MOUSE!! (clap hands together).







Hat Happy 

I wear my hat upon my head,
I wear my hat upon my hair.
I wear it here I wear it there,
My hat and I go everywhere.

 I wear it in the rain and snow,
 I wear it even when it's hot.
 My hair feels lonely when its off,
 My head feels happy when its not.

 And when it's time to get to bed,
 And Mama says, "Take off your hat!"
 I do exactly as I'm told,
 And put it on my kitty cat!





I Am a Little Cat 

Sing to: I'm a Little Teapot

I am a little kitty-cat,
Soft and furry.
I will be your friend,
So do not worry.
Right up on your lap I like to hop,
I will purr, purr, purr and never stop.






I Know A Cat

Sing to: Bingo

I know a cat with perky ears,
And kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.

When she makes a sound it's "meow,"
And Kitty is her name-o.
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
And Kitty is her name-o.
 


Look Out the Window 


Sing to: Frere Jacques


What's the weather, what's the weather,
On this (Monday), On this (Monday)?
Let's look out the window,
Let's look out the window?
It is (Sunny), It is (Sunny).
Replace ( ) with the correct word.




Look Outside 


Sing to: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star


Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Is there sunshine, is there rain,
Is wind blowing down the lane?
Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Look outside now, can you say
What the weather is today?
Are there snowflakes falling down,
Are there big clouds floating around?
Look outside now, Can you say
What the weather is today?


Oh My, What Will the Weather Be?  
 
Sing to:  Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?

 

Oh my, what will the weather be? 
Oh my, what will the weather be? 
Oh my, what will the weather be? 
It will be (rainy, cloudy, sunny, snowy, windy.. ) today. 






Our Hats

These are our hats.
What are they for?
They keep our heads warm when we go out the door.





That Spells Hats

Sing to: Frere Jacques

H-A-T-S
H-A-T-S
That spells hats,
That spells hats.
Everybody wears them,
Everybody wears them.
When they're cold,    
When they're cold.   


Other Verses:
To protect their heads.
To shade their eyes.
To keep them warm.
When they dress up.

 




The Weather is a Funny Thing



adapted by: C.S. Calkins


Sing to: Mary Had a Little Lamb

The weather is a funny thing,
Funny thing, funny thing,
The weather is a funny thing
It changes everyday.


Monday is a ________ day,
______ day, ________day
Monday is a ________ day,

That's the weather for today!
 


(Sunny Day)

The sun is out and shining bright,

Shining bright, shining bright.

The sun is out and shining bright,

On this lovely day!


(Rainy Day)

The rain is cold and very wet,

Very wet, very wet.

The rain is cold and very wet,

It's such a rainy day!


(Cloudy Day)

The fluffy clouds are out today,

Out today, out today.

The fluffy clouds are out today,

They are very white (gray)!


(Snowy Day)

The snow comes down all fluffy white,

Fluffy white, fluffy white.

 The snow comes down all fluffy white,

It's such a snowy day!


(Windy Day)

The wind is cold (warm) and blustery,

Blustery, blustery.

The wind is cold (warm) and blustery,

On this windy day!


(Stormy Day)

Today is such a stormy day,

Stormy day, stormy day.

Today is such a stormy day,

I'm glad I am inside!







There Was a Day

Sing to: B-I-N-G-O

There was a day, when it was hot (warm),

And sunny was the weather.
S-U-N-N-Y,
S-U-N-N-Y,
S-U-N-N-Y,
And Sunny was the weather!


Other Verses:


There was a day when it was wet,

And rainy was the weather.


There was a day when it was cold,

And snowy was the weather.


There was a day when I got blown,

And windy was the weather. 





This little Wind Blows Rain


Tap on fingers like This Little Piggy

This little wind blows rain, 

This little wind drifts snow.

This little wind brings the sunshine,

This little wind whistles low.

And this little wind,

Rocks the baby birds to and fro.



W is for Weather

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot.
We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!




What Kind Of Weather


Sing to: Bingo

I went outside the door today,
And sunny was the weather.
SUNNY, SUNNY, SUNNY
And sunny was the weather!
I went outside the door today,
And windy was the weather.
WINDY, WINDY, WINDY
And windy was the weather!
I went outside the door today,
And rainy was the weather.
RAINY, RAINY, RAINY
And rainy was the weather!
I went outside the door today,
And snowy was the weather.
SNOWY, SNOWY, SNOWY
And SNOWY was the weather!
I went outside the door today,
And stormy was the weather.
STORMY, STORMY, STORMY
And stormy was the weather!


What Will the Weather Be?
by Jennifer Fixman

What Will the Weather Be?

 

Whatever the Weather
by Marilyn M. Linford

Whatever the Weather

 
 
What's the Weather

Sing to: Frere Jacques

What's the weather, what's the weather?
Can you tell, Can you tell?
Is the sun shining, is the rain falling?
Can you tell, Can you tell?

Another Version:
 
Sing to: Clementine

What's the weather,
What's the weather,
What's the weather like today?
Tell us (child's name) what's the weather,
What's the weather like today.
Is it sunny, (make big circle with arms above head)
Is it cloudy, (cover eyes with hands)
Is it rainy out today? (rain fingers)
Is it snowy, (shiver)
Is it windy, (windy arms)
What's the weather like today?






Weather Helper



Sing to: Clementine


Weather Helper, Weather Helper
What's the weather outside?
Go and look out through the window,
Tell us what you see outside.

What's the weather?
What's the weather?
What's the weather tell us now!
Is it windy? Is it cloudy? Is there rain? or is there sun?



 

Who's Afraid of Weather?


Sing to: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who’s afraid of a rainy day, a rainy day, a rainy day?
Who’s afraid of a rainy day? Ha, ha, not me!

I wear my coat on a rainy day, a rainy day, a rainy day.
I wear my coat on a rainy day.
My coat keeps me dry.


Repeat using the following substitutions:

Snowy
Windy (coat - keeps me warm)
Sunny (hat - keeps me cool)
  



Weather Sayings


The moon and the weather may change together,
But a change of the moon, will not change the weather.

A ring around the sun or moon, means rain or snow coming soon.
When grass is dry at morning light
Look for rain before the night.

Dew on the grass, rain won't come to pass.
When the night goes to bed with a fever, it will awake with a wet head.
When stars shine clear and bright,
We will have a very cold night.

Three days rain will empty any sky.
The sharper the blast, the sooner 'tis past.
If bees stay at home, rain will soon come,
If they flay away, fine will be the day.

When clouds look like black smoke a wise man will put on his cloak.
When the chairs squeak, it's of rain they speak.
Catchy drawer and sticky door,
Coming rain will pour and pour.

When the sun shines while raining,
it will rain the same time again tomorrow.

When the wind blows from the west, fish bite best.
When it blows from the east, fish bite least.

When the wind is in the east, 'tis neither good for man nor beast.


 


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2 comments:

  1. I had never thought of looking up vintage cartoons like you shared from youtube! What a great idea!

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  2. actually Linda, there are cartoons I watched as a child and have recorded for my babes over the decades....being an educator they are all filed into specific units...the bright detailed animation in vintage cartoons from the 40's & 50's attract the eye as they display features, storylines & innocence one does not see today....so very STOKED you DIG 'em! Many thanks for visiting & commenting!!!

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