Recording Outside Temperatures
To promote seasonal awareness
To enhance number recognition
To recognize the difference between hot and cold
To encourage weather experiences
Chart to record date / temperature Readings / Visual
DATE: TEMPERATURE: VISUAL:
May/27 67 degrees picture of sun for sunny day
Each day have the child come outside and check the thermometer. Then record the temperature on the chart. Use words like warmer, colder, sunny, cloudy, rainy. Compare to the day before and ask what is different. Look at terms such as sky, ground, air, wind, and climate.
Make sure to use a lot of open ended questions and give plenty of time for a response. Use active listening and repeat what the child says back to them so they can hear that your listening and engage in a conversation that stimulates the mind and their curiosity.