Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Today the forecast in Northern Virginia calls for rain. In your classroom, what is the probability that it will be Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs? Children will delight in the absurdity in the tiny town of Chewandswallow where the weather changes three times a day...breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Teaching Tip:

Keep track of the daily weather forecast on a classroom calendar. Have the students watch for patterns as data accumulates. Use the data to make predictions. Compare current weather with weather records for your area.For weather data check outsources such as: NOAA, Weatherbase or UNISYS Weather. If using Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as part of a unit on probability another book that might be helpful is Bad Luck Brad.

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