of Spring: Make a Giant Timeline!
does spring's journey look like in your hometown? You can show the
"big picture" of seasonal change by creating a huge classroom
timeline. Bring it to life with your observations of seasonal events
and data on weather, sunrise and sunset times, and more.
a roll of butcher paper or strips of chart paper to create a long
timeline. Tape it along one or more walls in the classroom. Use
a marker to divide the timeline into the number of weeks or months
your observations have covered, or will cover. (You can also make
a 3-layered timeline: One for sunlight data, one for weather data,
and one for plant and animal observations.)
your signs of spring observations and data, beginning with the
earliest date. (If you've kept Signs of Spring journals
or checklists, start by pulling information from them.)
each sighting, bit of weather data, and other event on your timeline.
Use drawings, photographs, pictures cut from magazines, and other
materials to illustrate it. Use Post-it notes for
labels or written information, or simply write directly on the
back and admire your creation.
would you describe spring's arrival in your hometown? Look
types of things happen around the same time?
changes could have triggered other changes?
Invite in other classrooms and families, and give them "tours"
of spring's journey!