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What's the Weather Like Today? – Mini-Book

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Measure, record, and graph weather information with a printable mini-book.

✍🏼 Use Our Mini-Book Template to Record Weather Observations! 

Learning about the weather is something that students do from an early age. They learn to identify types of weather, such as if it is sunny, snowy, rainy, etc. As students get older, they begin to learn different ways to talk about the weather. With this mini-book, your students will have the opportunity to practice their measurement and observational skills to track the weather over a period of time.

To complete this activity, students will use the mini-book over 5 days. Students will use their observational skills and weather tools to record:

  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Amount of precipitation
  • Pictorial representation of the weather

Once students have completed their weather observations, students will chart the temperature on the first page of the mini-book.

Through this activity, students will measure, record, and graph weather information, including temperature, wind conditions, precipitation, and cloud coverage, in order to identify patterns in the data.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this weather mini-book to enhance learning through guided science groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by limiting what types of observations to make. For example, some students may only record the temperature and weather conditions that they see.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to research weather in a different location and complete a mini-book for that place. Students can then compare the weather conditions of the two locations.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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