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How are the seasons one of nature’s most important cycles? Design the cycle of seasons as a circular calendar using Dry-Erase Crayons on a large plastic plate.
Students investigate the seasons of the year. How does the tilt of the earth toward the sun affect the seasons experienced on different parts of the planet? Students identify the signs of the seasons and which seasons occur in which months where they live.
With Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons divide a plastic plate into four equal sections. Talk about different ways to describe the plate as it is divided. How many parts are in the whole plate now? What do you call each part? What do you call two parts? Three parts? Introduce the concept of fractions of the plate and parts of the year.
Write the names of the seasons in each quadrant along the outside edge.
Draw a second circle inside the first circle.
Divide each fourth inside the inner circle into 3 equal sections so that the inner circle is now divided into twelfths. Discuss the months of the year and which months are associated with which seasons. Allow students to decide how to arrange the months around the sections of the plate. Explain that officially the seasons change on the 20th or 21st of December, March, June, and September, but seasonal changes are gradual, not always related to a date on the calendar.
Model how to write abbreviations for the months in the sections of the calendar. Invite students to add color and symbols of the weather of the seasons to the calendar.
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma
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