Our school is located in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA.

November 3, 2015

Emily and Johnny from Mrs Perez's class and Augie and Mary from my class went outside a half hour apart to see, smell, hear, and feel the great outdoors.


They:

saw - blue skies, sun, colored trees, grass, hay bales, flowers, leaves, children, and clouds

smelled - fresh air

heard - the vent, birds, kids, wind, and cars

felt - wind, sun, cement, shade, and grass

Conditions: sunny sunny

Temperature: 73' F 74'F

Feels like temperature: 73' F 74'F

Precipitation: 0% 0%

Wind direction: SE SE

Wind Speed: 7 mph 7 mph

Humidity: 38% 38%

Dew point: 46' 46'

Pressure: 30.08" and falling 30.08" and falling

Visibility: 10 miles 10 miles

Sunrise: 6:30AM 6:30AM

Sunset: 4:43PM 4:43PM


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October 19, 2015

Jack B and Anna from Mrs Perez's class and Kim and Tommy from my class went outside a half hour apart to see, smell, hear, and feel the great outdoors.

They:

saw - blue skies, grass, trees, flowers, leaves, children, clouds, lamp posts, and sunlight

smelled - flowers, fresh air, grass, and flowers

heard - the vent, wind, kids, and cars

felt - wind, hot sun, concrete, clothes, shoes, grass, wood, wood chips, and bricks

Conditions: mostly cloudy

Temperature: 70' F 71'F

Feels like temperature: 68' F 71'F

Precipitation: 15% 0%

Wind direction: SW SW

Wind Speed: 19 mph 21 mph

Humidity: 27% 25%

Dew point: 34' 34'

Pressure: 29.96" and falling 29.96" and falling

Visibility: 8 miles 10 miles

Sunrise: 7:10AM 7:10AM

Sunset: 6:04PM 6:04PM


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September 8, 2015

Both science classes went outside a half hour apart during our second week of school. We learned how to complete the weird and wonderful weather sheets and how to take pictures on the iPad. For the rest of the year, students will do this activity in small groups. Once back in the room we took a look at the official weather conditions at weather.com.

Mrs Perez's class:

saw - grey clouds in the sky, leaves moving as the wind blew, a puddle by the grass

smelled - fresh air

heard - crickets and the school's air vent machine

felt - humid air, the wind, the rough concrete they were sitting on


Conditions: mostly cloudy

Temperature: 74' F

Feels like temperature: 74' F

Precipitation: 40%

Wind direction: S

Wind Speed: 12 mph

Humidity: 89%

Dew point: 70'

Pressure: 29.77" and falling

Visibility: 10 miles

Sunrise: 6:25AM

Sunset: 7:17PM

Moon Phase: waning crescent


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My class: (30 minutes later than Mrs Perez's class)

saw - grey clouds in the sky, wind blowing the leaves, water in a puddle

smelt - fresh air and flowers

heard - crickets, screaming kids, and the wind blowing the grass and leaves

felt - wind on their skin, cold concrete


Conditions: mostly cloudy

Temperature: 75' F

Feels like temperature: 75' F

Precipitation: 20%

Wind direction: SW

Wind Speed: 11 mph

Humidity: 81%

Dew point: 69'

Pressure: 29.78" and falling

Visibility: 10 miles

Sunrise: 6:25AM

Sunset: 7:17PM

Moon Phase: waning crescent


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August 27, 2014
Almost the whole class went outside this afternoon to learn how to do the monthly Weird and Wonderful Weather activity. Now that everyone knows what is expected, 2-3 students will go outside each month to observe conditions before heading to a computer to research the official conditions.

We saw: dark clouds, the sky, birdhouses, sunlight, houses, birds, ants, a bee, flowers
We smelt: tar, flowers, rubber, grass, exhaust
We heard: construction workers, talking, air compressor, dogs
We felt: concrete, rocks, wind

We went to one of our computer labs and visited the weather.com site where we gathered information for our zip code.

Conditions: mostly cloudy

Temperature: 73' F

Feels like temperature: 73' F

Precipitation: 0.03 inches

Wind direction: NNE

Wind Speed: 6 mph

Humidity: 59%

Dew point: 58'

Pressure: 30.19" and rising

Visibility: 10 miles

Sunrise: 6:11AM

Sunset: 7:36PM

Moon Phase: waxing crescent

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October 15, 2013
Jack, Molly, Jake, and Sarah went out in the rain today.

They saw: rain in puddles, trees, grass, mud, the sky, dirt, dark clouds, flowers, and pumpkins
They smelt: rain, a weird humid type autumn scent
They heard: rain hitting the ground, trucks, leaves blowing along the ground, wind blowing in the trees
They felt: rain and wind, cold

Using our class iPad, they looked at today's weather conditions on the weather channel app and found:

Conditions: rainy

Temperature: 55' F

Feels like temperature: 55' F

Precipitation: 0.05 inches

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: SSE

Wind Speed: 10 mph

Humidity: 84%

Dew point: 50' F

Pressure: 21.91" and steady

Visibility: 10 miles

Sunrise: 7:06AM

Sunset: 6:09PM

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March 8, 2013

Sarah, Will, Joe, and Ayden went outside today to see what the weather was like.

They saw: snow, blue skies, sunshine, clouds

They smelt: fresh air, trees

They heard: cars, wind

They felt: snow, wind, cold, wet


Using the iPad and the computer, they looked at today's weather conditions on the weather channel app and at www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: sunny

Temperature: 34' F

Feels like temperature: 27' F

Precipitation: 0%

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: SE

Wind Speed: 11 mph

Humidity: 70%

Dew point: 26' F

Pressure: 29.62" and steady

Visibility: 10 miles

Sunrise: 6:15AM

Sunset: 5:50PM


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December 18, 2012

Michael, Josh, Tim, and Jacob went outside today to see what the weather was like - and boy did they enjoy themselves!!!


They saw: new white snow, pine trees, basketball hoops, pavement covered in snow, bricks, cars, falling snow

They smelt: pine trees

They heard: wind, voices, electronics

They felt: cold, snow, slush, water


Using the iPad and the computer, they looked at today's weather conditions on the weather channel app and at www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: snow

Temperature: 33' F

Feels like temperature: 31' F

Precipitation: 95%

Snow: currently accumulating

Wind direction: SW

Wind Speed: 10 mph

Humidity: 93%

Dew point: 30' F

Pressure: 29.64" and falling

Visibility: 0.3 miles

Sunrise: 7:19AM

Sunset: 4:19PM


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November 19, 2012

Anthony, Amelia, Nick, and John-John went outside today to see what the weather was like.

They saw: clouds, birds, soil, grass, trees, people, pumpkins, our school, the sky, bikes

They smelt: air, soil, grass

They heard: trucks, bells, voices, wind

They felt: cold wind, rough brick

They looked at today's weather conditions on www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: cloudy with showers

Temperature: 47' F

Feels like temperature: 47' F

Precipitation: 20%

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: SSE

Wind Speed: 3 mph

Humidity: 66%

Dew point: 36' F

Pressure: 30.26" and steady

Visibility: 10.0 miles

Sunrise: 6:50AM

Moonrise: 4:24PM


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October 29, 2012

Samantha, Max M, Brady, and Sam ventured outside to see what today was like.

They saw: no clouds, the sun, plants, trees, dirt, kids, cars, the playground,
a Fed-Ex truck

They smelt: flowers, plants, dirt

They heard: a Fed-Ex truck, kids talking

They felt: cold cement, cold air, warm sun

They looked at today's weather conditions on www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: sunny

Temperature: 45' F

Feels like temperature: 50' F

Precipitation: 0"

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: N

Wind Speed: 20 mph

Humidity: 54%

Dew point: 24'

Pressure: 30.32" and rising

Visibility: 10.0 miles

Sunrise: 7:24AM

Moonrise: 5:39PM



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September 13, 2012

The whole class went outside this morning to observe our weather and learn how to log the data so small groups can continue this project each month of our school year.


We saw: trees, the sun, grass, flowers, rocks, weeds, light posts, blue sky, an American flag, shade,


We smelt: fresh air, recently cut grass,


We heard: birds chirping, kids talking, traffic,


We felt: tree bark, dirt, wind on our skin, warm sunshine, prickly grass,


We looked at today's weather conditions on www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: sunny

Temperature: 67' F

Feels like temperature: 72' F

Precipitation: 0"

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: SW

Wind Speed: 13 mph

Humidity: 46%

Dew point: 49'

Pressure: 30.19" and steady

Sunrise: 6:27AM

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May 15, 2012

Lizzie, Annika, John Paul, Joe, and Jenny went outside this afternoon to observe our weather and take a picture. Back in the classroom they visited a weather site for additional information.


Lizzie, Annika, John Paul, Joe, and Jenny saw: the school, plants, dirt, blooming flowers, a bunny


They smelt: cocoa bean mulch, grass


They heard: birds, wind, an air plane, a fan, an air conditioner


They felt: the grass and the wind


On weather.com they they found:

Condition: sunny

Temperature: 56' F

Feels like 56' F

Precipitation: 0%

Wind direction: NE

Humidity: 42%

Dew point: 33'

Pressure: 30.14" and steady

Visibility: 10.0 mi

Sunrise: 5:28AM

Sunset: 8:16PM


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November 22, 2011

Bridget, Thomas, and Peter went outside this afternoon to observe our weather and take a picture. Back in the classroom they visited a weather site for additional information.

Bridget, Thomas, and Peter saw: grass, leaves, cement, grey sky, rain

They smelt: rain, grass

They heard: birds, wind

They felt: wind, rain

On weather.com they they found:

Condition: showers in the vicinity

Temperature: 39' F

Feels like 73' F

Precipitation: 20%

Wind direction: NE

Wind speed: 14 mph

Humidity: 84%

Dew point: 34'

Pressure: 29.95" and falling

Visibility: 7.0 mi

Sunrise: 6:54AM

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October 11, 2011

John, Drew and Natalie went outside this afternoon to observe our weather and take a picture. Back in the classroom they visited a weather site for additional information.

John, Drew and Natalie saw: grass, leaves, a school, clouds, trees, rocks, roads, dirt, truck, weeds

They smelt: nature, grass

They heard: trucks, cars, wind, breeze

They felt: hot, a breeze, nothing, grass

On weather.com they they found:

Condition: mostly cloudy

Temperature: 73' F

Feels like 73' F

Precipitation: 0"

Wind direction: SW

Wind speed: 9 mph

Humidity: 50%

Dew point: 53'

Pressure: 29.97" and falling

Visibility: 10.0 mi

Sunrise: 7:02AM

Sunset: 6:16PM


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September 13, 2011

The whole class went outside this morning to observe our weather and learn how to log the data so small groups can continue this project each month of our school year.


We saw: weeds, trees, flowers, wet grass, kids, a big spider, bugs, green leaves, clouds, sunshine, trucks, a bee's nest, dirt, jet contrails in the sky, construction, little kids playing


We heard: birds chirping, crickets, bugs, kids screaming, a dump truck, breeze blowing, planes, cars, construction, fire engines, church bells, bells


We felt: wind, breeze, grass, rocks, heat, concrete, John Paul, mud


We smelt: dirt, grass, flowers, black pavement, weeds, dust, trees, dead flies, garbage, sweet grass, oxygen, Keegan, the Minnesota wild fire


We looked at today's weather conditions on www.weather.com and found:

Conditions: sunny

Temperature: 67' F

Feels like temperature: 67' F

Precipitation: 0"

Snow: 0"

Wind direction: SW

Wind Speed: 5 mph

Humidity: 73%

Dew point: 58'

Pressure: 29.97" and steady

Visibility: 10 mi

Sunrise: 6:28AM

Sunset: 7:08PM


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