The flannel board is such a great teaching tool when you think outside the box a bit. This week, we turned the flannel board into a raindrop measuring graph!
With all the rain this month, it has been a good opportunity to dive into a little rain science and math. The children were each given a small measuring bottle then invited to predict how much rain their cup would get in it if left outside for the morning.
Most of the children predicted that they would get up to the number five line. One parent mentioned that it could be that the children chose four or five because many of the children are now age four and five. I thought that was a pretty good observation.
After their predictions, the children placed their bottles outside in the rain and left them for the school day. Later in the day, the children got their bottles and checked out the actual measurement.
As you can see, there wasn’t quite as much rain in their bottles as they had predicted. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get much rain that day. I think we should do a do-over the next time our weather person says it is going to be another rainy day!
You can also let your students play in the rain!
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Links to Grow On
The Rain Jar by Teach Preschool
Painting with the Rain by The Nurture Store