Monday, February 3, 2014

Will it snow?

Welcome back to More with Music!

Last week we had snow here in North Carolina.  We received around 3.5 inches with ice underneath.  It wasn't anywhere near the amount of snow other areas have seen this winter, but it was enough for us!

Each winter, students eagerly await the first snow of the season.  This anticipation and wonder usually begins around Thanksgiving and continues on into the new year.  So, what better time than this to teach about precipitation and how we know when it will snow?

In my experience, many students say that precipitation means rain.  While this is true, there are four types of precipitation:  rain, snow, sleet and hail.  I wrote this song to help students remember the four types of precipitation.  I also included a short explanation of what determines the type of precipitation will we see.

This song could be used to help teach about precipitation as well as the water cycle.
What other songs do you use to teach about the weather?

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