ALEX Lesson Plan


What Will I Wear to School Today?

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Author:Katrina Goss
System: Lanett City
School: Lanett City Board Of Education
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 13362


What Will I Wear to School Today?


Hot, cold, windy, or snowing, students need to know how to dress appropriately. In this lesson, students will learn how weather affects what they wear to school each day. Students will practice choosing the appropriate clothing by using computer software that allows students to dress different people.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
SC (K)
9. Identify seasons of the year.
  • Describing seasonal changes in the weather
  • SC (1)
    8. Recognize daily changes in weather, including clouds, precipitation, and temperature.
  • Recognizing instruments used to observe weather
  • Examples: thermometer, rain gauge, wind sock, weather vane
  • Recording weather data using weather journals, charts, and maps
  • TC2 (K-2)
    4. Identify safe use of technology systems and applications.
    Examples: protecting personal information online, avoiding inappropriate sites, exiting inappropriate sites
    TC2 (K-2)
    5. Practice responsible use of technology systems and applications.
    Example: maintaining proper settings
  • Demonstrating care of digital equipment and media
  • Examples: washing hands before use, cleaning work area before and after use
  • Distinguishing between ethical and unethical use of others' work
  • Examples: avoiding plagiarism, avoiding manipulation of others' work without permission
    TC2 (K-2)
    6. Identify uses of technology systems in daily living.
    TC2 (K-2)
    7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
    Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
  • Evaluating accuracy of digital content
  • Example: determining fact versus opinion
    TC2 (K-2)
    9. Identify digital tools used for problem solving.
    Examples: spell check, digital graphic organizers, electronic drawing programs, simulation software
    SC2015 (K)
    10. Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasts in planning for, preparing for, and responding to severe weather.*

    Local/National Standards:


    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will demonstrate how daily changes in weather affects what they wear to school each day. Students will demonstrate how to choose appropriate clothing for different types of weather.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    61 to 90 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    What Will I Wear? by Huck Scarry, Moley Gets Dressed for All Weather by Sue Hendra, magazines, Weather Chart (one per student), glue, scissors

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computer with Internet access, Kidspiration software ( Kidspiration (free trial), printer


    The teacher will need to review the use of the Kidspiration software before the lesson (download the Kidspiration trial software if needed). The WeatherDress Ex. file (see attached) will not open unless the software has been installed.

    1.)Introduce the lesson by asking students about the weather today. Have them describe the weather. Record their responses on the board. Explain that the weather helps us determine what we wear each day.
    This site provides local news and weather. (Scroll down and click on weather for the week's forecast.)

    2.)Then have students brainstorm different types of weather. Create a weather word wall using the terms students use. Discuss how different types of weather relate to the seasons of the year. Once students have described different types of weather, have them list different activities they could do outside during certain weather/seasons. Ask students to describe what they would wear to do the activities. (Suggest shorts during snowy weather or a snowsuit during a hot day to see if students understand.

    3.)Read What Will I Wear? and Moley Gets Dressed for All Weather to students. Discuss why it is important to wear different types of clothing in certain weather.

    4.)Give each student a weather chart.(see attachment) Have students browse through magazines to find pictures showing a variety of clothes and accessories. Have them cut and paste these pictures under the appropriate heading.

    5.)Discuss how we find out what the weather will be like each day. Explain the role of a metrologist. Visit the following website to learn more about weather. Explore the site as a class.
    (Weather Wiz Kids)
    This site teaches many different facts about weather. There are many links for students to explore.

    6.)Teach students how to use Kidspiration software to dress different people for different types of weather. Demonstrate before allowing students to begin. Have all computers open to a new page in Kidspiration before beginning.

    7.)Kidspiration should be open to a new page. Have students click on the blue arrows at the top of the page until they see weather pictures. Instruct students to click on the weather pictures they would like to dress a person for. Students will need to click on the picture once to insert it. Make sure students click on the page before inserting more pictures.

    8.)After students have inserted weather pictures, have them find a person for each type of weather. Students may need to use the same person more than once. After students have inserted the people, have them find the different clothes. Have students dress the people for the appropriate weather. Teach students to click and hold down the mouse left button to move the clothes on the people.

    9.)Once students have dressed each person, print the page for them. Allow students to share their pictures with the class. (Monitor this process closely and give assistance as often as needed.)

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    Assessment Strategies

    The teacher will assess students by checking their work on Kidspiration.


    Have students bring in clothes from home to demonstrate how to dress during different types of weather.



    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.