We completed Spring Series #2: Spring Weather Observations today. We headed outside to make our observations this afternoon and then came in to discuss what we remember about weather ~ specifically clouds and cloud names.
My boys decided that we have cumulonimbus clouds. We had blue skies dotted with fluffy white clouds in the West . . .
. . . .and rain clouds in the East.
Temperature: 43 degrees
Wind Speed & Direction: NW @ 14mph
Sunrise: 6:27am Sunset: 7:48pm
Length of day: 13 hours 15 minutes
Precipitation: None, but it looks like rain!
Malachi narrated his observations to me:
- Cloud Type: "Puffy clouds and rain clouds"
- Temperature: "Chilly"
- Wind: "It feels cold and it has good stuff and we should be thankful for the wind." (Smile)
- Precipitation: "I think it is going to rain and make puddles...and make reindeer smell bad." (Not sure where he got that!)
Do you just love his outfit? Cowboy boots, PJ bottoms and a soccer jersey. When I told him we were heading outside, he hurried to get dressed (on his own). =)
What about hers? Moon boots, skorts, and nylons. =)
Also, I made a Cloud Finder to help with cloud discovery.
Today was one of those days that I am sure that hearing the words, "Let's go outside for a nature study" was music to my children's ears.
We also made observations for our Seasonal Tree Study, but we are waiting for more prominent changes to journal about it.