Water Water, All Around
Water Water, All Around. Are you someone who prefers rainy days? With all the rain we've had recently, it's nice to have some sunny days for a change! Today we'll look at the importance of rain and learn about liquid measurements. By Stefani Sheffield, Sonora Elementary School

Today’s Activities

Read It! Write it!

WATCH IT! Let’s take a virtual field trip to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite!

READ IT! Compare this fable about the effect one raindrop can have with this passage about record rainfall and wildflowers.

WRITE IT! How do you think the recent rainfall we have had will effect Tuolumne County this year?

Leveled learning extension 1: Focus on understanding key words in the text. Click on these vocabulary words or phrases to learn what they mean: wither, crops, take pains, good will, insist, commotion, ripen.

Leveled learning extension 2: Use the “read aloud” and “guided questions” features on the CommonLit webpage to help you understand the passage.


WATCH IT! Check out this BrainpopJr. video about volume and liquid measurements!

SOLVE IT! Today we’re going to explore liquid measurement using liters. Use these worksheets to estimate how many liters of water it would take to do different tasks, then see how close your estimate is to the truth!

Leveled learning extension: Focus on measuring. Use this resource to help you measure the number of cotton balls or Legos fit inside a cup! If you don’t have a McDonalds cup, that’s ok. Can you use a cup from your kitchen? 


WATCH IT! Check out this young scientist’s experiment about water!

EXPLORE IT! Take a look at the country’s Environmental Protection Agency’s website about water.

What used more water in 5 minutes, a bath or a shower? Why?

Move it!

Dance along with the Banana Slug Band and review the steps of the Water Cycle!

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Multiple meaning words: There is more than one definition for the word ‘bark’. Can you think of at least two different meanings of the word ‘bark’ using complete sentences.

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