Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Severe Weather - Blizzards - Let It Snow! - Section 1: Hook


Students at this age are all about acting it more ways than one.  As a teacher, I work to use these natural tendencies to help them absorb the lessons in more ways than one.  For example, I often use song as a delivery tool.  The tune of ‘Frere Jacques/Where is Thumkin?’ fits an endless amount of information.  We can talk talk talk and students will often ignore ignore ignore.  When we sing things though, they listen.  It all comes back to a varied delivery.  As long as we keep it simple, it can be so much fun.  Consequently, whenever we have some pretty deep concepts to share, it’s helpful to include a really fun and engaging form of ‘Let It Snow’, from the movie, Frozen.  In this case, it acted as an instant connection to prior knowledge, along with teaching me that material doesn’t necessarily need to come from a book or digital resource to be relevant.  The students became quickly engaged and began the lesson in the best way possible.  They were happy, I was happy, and everyone was learning.  What can be better than that?

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Severe Weather - Blizzards - Let It Snow!

Unit 7: Severe Weather-Wonderful Wizard
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: Students will explain how snowflakes are formed to cause blizzards by sketching different crystals.

Big Idea: Why is it important to know about snowflakes?

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