Ms. Anna Kennedy

Hi wiki family!

My second graders have been studying clouds. I am teaching the students with a global learning project for a graduate class I am taking. We are located in the Muscle Shoals area in Northwest Alabama. Each day for a week we took a picture of the clouds outside of our school. As you will notice they are all different! The week before we took the pictures we started a school day late because of snow! Wacky and Weird, right? :) (Read to the very end of the wiki, please!)


Snow on pavement
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Day #1- thin cirrus clouds in the distance
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Day #2- large cirrus clouds


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Day #3- cumulus clouds

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Day #4- stratus clouds
(We like to describe the stratus clouds as a bumpy blanket.)

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Day #5- These are either cumulonimbus and/or stratus. They were very low in the atmosphere.
They were dark and ended up bringing rain later that day.
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After researching on a local meteorologist's website (http://www.wildwildweather.com/),

discussing the four main types of clouds as a class

(http://students.estrellamountain.edu/drakuna/studentfrontpageprojects/DavidIreland/new_page_3.htm),

drawing the water cycle in our science document notebooks,

and dancing to Bill Nye's rain song,

we created our own clouds with cotton balls.


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Then we hung them up for the world to see! :)


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What do the clouds look like outside your school today? Please tell us!