Thursday, March 14, 2013


1st graders have turned into meteorologists and are learning all about clouds.  It's as much fun as being on cloud nine.  We have learned about four main types of clouds: cumulus, cirrus, stratus & cumulonimbus.  Students have learned describing words for these clouds, constructed cloud flip books and even went on a cloud QR hunt with the iPads. 
Playing  Name that Cloud on the Smartboard  
After 1st graders learned all about the four different types of clouds, they used the iPads to go on a QR hunt.  Using the app, Qrafter, students worked in pairs to scan the QR codes located around the classroom.  When students scanned each code it brought them to a question about clouds.  They discussed the answer with their partner and then recorded it on their answer sheet.  Try scanning the code below (all you need is any free QR scanning app).  
Try scanning this code!

Once students became experts on clouds, they made their own cloud flip book.  Students used cotton balls to make realistic looking clouds then flipped open their books to write describing words.  Do you know which clouds are the dark and stormy cumulonimbus clouds?  Or which clouds sometimes look like pancakes?

Can you tell which clouds are high and wispy?

Make sure to take a peek at the clouds with your child.  They have tons of cloud knowledge to share!

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