Next, we watched a brainpop jr. about the water cycle.
Then, we made these foldables!
I heart foldables :)
In our ensuing conversations, I was enlightened about what my kids do outside when it rains.
"What's precipitation?" one of the kids asked.
"It's any form of water falling from the clouds to the earth, like rain, sleet, snow, or hail," I said.
"What's hail?" one of the other kids asked.
"It's like a ball of ice."
"Yeah," one of the kids said, "and it's a choking hazard." Dead. Serious. What the WHAT?!
I expected the other kids to laugh, but they mostly just nodded. I chuckled and asked, "A choking hazard?"
"Yup." Apparently, when it's raining (and even when it's almost bad enough to hail!) my students stand outside, staring up at the sky with their mouths wide open, in danger of choking on hail.
My job is awesome.