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Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Incorporate a weather activity into your March lessons to test the famous March saying. Brainstorm with students what aspects of weather determine its ferocity or calmness.
After listing things like temperature extremes and precipitation types and wind speeds, draw a calendar grid on the chalkboard or large sheet of paper, then each day, make notes regarding the weather variables. Review from week to week, then do a final observation at the end of the month.
Students can make graphs, vote each day a "lion" day or "lamb" day (using stickers or coloring with markers), write a short story about March including weather elements, have a meteorologist visit the classroom, or correspond with other classrooms via the internet to compare weather information with them. Save your calendar for next year, and you can make comparisons from year to year.
Make the research even "greener" by discussing what types of green ground cover are native to your area. Can you go outside and find some clover?
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