April Showers Bring May Flowers
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Young's Pre-K Class at Ben-Hill Pre-K Center by Christopher Alexander, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.


April Showers 


There are tons of wonderful things about our different seasons. We have hot seasons, cold seasons, wet seasons, dry seasons, and many more weather conditions that are season specific. Spring usually involves very comfortable weather, a lot of rain and wind, and beatiful flowers and trees springing back to life. Take the time to navigate the websites below and have fun finding out some wonderful information about Spring, weather, flowers, and much more.


Boy watering flower

This website has a lot of fun things to do for kids and adults. There is also some neat information about "April Showers bring May Flowers." Check out these spring activities.
Rainfall


Want to learn a little bit about the water cycle? Check out Kids' Crossing to find out more about water systems, stuff in the sky, dangerous weather, and more!
Lady with water pail

To find out everything you've ever wanted to know about flowers, taking care of flowers, and gardening, check out Kid's Valley Garden. This website has all that information and more.
Kids' Turn logo


Do you like jigsaw puzzles? Games? Crosswords? For jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and more about Spring, flowers, and birds, go to Kids' Turn Central.



Raining on a man

Weather Wiz Kids is one of the coolest websites I have found for weather. It is easy to navigate, explains what different weather events are, how those events happen, and is beautifully illustrated with pictures and diagrams. This is a wonderful website.
Encyclopedia

Check out some cool information about the month of April by going to the Encyclopedia Britannica. This is a really good site to go to if you need an encyclopedia.

Mission Activity
Every Spring, usually in April, Earth receives a good bit of rain. Some places get too much rain and floods. In the websites I have listed above, there is information about what to do when it floods. Pretend you are at home, watching TV, when a weather report comes on saying there are flood warnings in your city or county.
I want you to write down what it means when the weather people say there is a flood warning. Pretend that it is your job to make a list of things to do for you and your family in case it floods in your hometown. This is very important so read the material and then do your very best on making your list. When you get finished with your list, draw a picture of what your town would look like if it flooded.

Mission Steps
1.  Go to the Weather Wiz Kids website, and click on the "Rain & Floods" link on the left hand column.
2.  Read the information on the page and pay close attention to the flood information.
3.  Write down or dictate to the teacher what a Flood Warning means and make a list of things you should do if it were to flood in your hometown.
4.  Think about what your town would look like if it were flooded, and draw a picture of a flooded area (your town, a washed out road, or even a house).



Rainy day
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Cloudy skies
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Rain on glass
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Cat nappin'
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