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Weather Changes and Cycles Integrated Unit

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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  1. These six science and social studies integrated units are perfect for your first grade classroom. They begin with a content big idea and then integrate and cross over into reading and writing with many math and phonics connections as well!*****Please read the description carefully and download the
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This integrated weather unit helps first graders explore and understand Earth's natural cycles. Find detailed plans, materials, STEM challenges, science labs, literacy and math connections and much more in this complete 6 week weather unit.

*****Please read the description carefully and download the preview to see exactly what is included in this resource! And feel free to leave any clarifying questions in the Q&A BEFORE purchasing this resource! :) *****

Read how I use these materials in my classroom on the blog!

Included in this packet:

• unit at a glance

• week at a glance plans for 6 weeks

• daily plans for literacy and science

• 50 "I Can" Common Core objective cards

• weekly suggestions for math integration and phonics integration

• printables and materials needed to implement plans

• monthly weather log (blank template plus one for each month), temperature recording pages (Weather Decisions chart)

• vocabulary cards for word wall (44 words plus a blank template)

• anchor chart templates in color and BW (download demo for details)

• science experiments: shadows, making clouds, water cycle, tornadoes, catch a rainbow, static electricity (lightning)

• weather booklet

• 14 writing prompts: weather decisions, summer story, fall story, autumn story, winter story, spring story, rainy day story, shadow experiment, water cycle, severe weather, tornadoes, what I do during the day, what I do at night, stars

• The Wind Blew sequencing activity

• Verb tense sort (past/present/future). Get more verb sorts here

• My Little Cloud creative writing activity. Find it for FREE here.

• How To Writing graphic organizer...Get more how to writing activities and charts here

• severe weather mythbusters sort...Get more severe weather activities here

• cause and effect cut and paste printable

• When it Rains I can/see/feel anchor chart and blackline printable

• The Water Cycle full color diagram and blackline fill in the blank printable

• Synonym roll anchor charts for fun, bad, said and good. Plus coordinating seasons stories that overuse those words to practice replacing with synonyms

• Math cycle connections: interactive slides on base 10 and time with guiding questions

• Give a Mouse a Cookie Packet is included and found separately here

• Seasons Mini Packet is included and found separately here

• Sun Moon Stars Mini Packet is included and found separately here


Severe Weather Mini-Unit

Year Long Pacing Guide for 1st Grade

Wizard of Oz Companion Packet

a Bundle of Year Long Science and Social Studies

Copyright Whitney Shaddock, 2019, licensed for one classroom use only. Please use the multiple licensing option for more than one classroom use!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.


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