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It has been raining a lot here lately. And well in Southern California we don't get much rain, so this has been a big change. All of the rain inspired this week's theme, the Rain Cycle.
We began by reading a story about Drippy and how he becomes rain. This is just a cute on-line story found here. My kids wanted to listen to it three times.
We then did a worksheet on the water cycle and practiced saying words like evaporation and condensation. And we practiced writing the letter W, since water begins with W of course.
And how do those clouds move from the oceans to the land?
Well by wind of course.
Which the kids were more than happy to act out with straws and cotton balls.
And then the real fun began.
Clouds are so light and fluffy,
until they start filling with water.
We simply dropped the cotton balls in water and watched them fill up and then even made it rain.
And then for our final project, we made cotton ball clouds, and of course any good storm also needs a picture of a rainbow.