Holy Smokes y’all this week has been absolutely insane. After the tornadoes on Tuesday, the kids were a little hyped up, so I knew that I just had to roll with it. I threw all of my Earth Day plans out the window on Wednesday and just focused on the storms because that was literally all they were thinking/talking about.
As they walked in the door on Wednesday they opened up their journals and started writing about what happened the day before. This little free-writing time truly opened my eyes to how they experienced the storms. As an adult, I was terrified, so I can only imagine how a little one must have felt. Thankfully none of my kiddos’ houses/families were touched, so we were truly blessed!
After journal writing we brainstormed SEVERAL adjectives to describe tornadoes. They thought of some really great ones!
After we made our chart, they made their own little tornado scene with some adjectives.
We also read some nonfiction books and watched a video. It really helped them understand how and why things happened the day before. It also reinforced that MOST tornadoes do not cause the devastation that our town suffered on that day. Most importantly all of those activities helped them have a little release from the anxiety that they were feeling! After that, we trekked on as normal! After all, we do have quite a bit of learning that needs to take place before we move on to 3rd grade… and I remind them of that pretty often these days 😉
Here’s a picture of another multiplication activity that we did to show what we have been learning. My kids are really getting the hang of it, and they are having a blast learning how to multiply! You can get this activity in my Multiplication Unit.
Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend! I can’t wait to celebrate Easter with my family and church tomorrow! We are clinging tightly to the fact that our Savior is alive and with us all the time!
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