How Weather Affects Us
Kindergarten Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of how weather affects us.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about the activities we do in different kinds of weather.
• Explore and apply the concept of how to adapt to weather.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of how weather affects us.
• Orally use words that describe weather.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about weather.
• Use key concept words [experience, hibernate].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about how weather affects us:
• How different types of weather affects us.
• That bears hibernate during the winter.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a beach).
• Ask children: What type of weather do you enjoy most? (answers will vary).
• Say: Today we are going to learn how weather changes the place we live, or how different weather affects us. Some places are warm all of the time, while some places are cold much of the year. How might weather affect us? (can't go outside, can't plant things, have to carry an umbrella, have to wear a sweater, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them that weather is different in different places. Always have the children describe how the weather affects them.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to talk about winter time activities or experiences. After the second game, have them discuss sound words.
Close• Ask children: What is your favorite activity to do in the winter? Explain.
• Say: Bears sleep all winter. They hibernate. Think about what you would miss if you hibernated all winter.