Talking Weather at Russell Christian Academy

By: Jessica Dealy Email
By: Jessica Dealy Email

What better way to spend a Friday than with the bright students at Russell Christian Academy? Mrs. Lisa McDaniel's second grade class learned about the weather.

"We talked about hurricanes and tornadoes. As you can tell, tornadoes and lightning are our favorite," said McDaniel.

Mrs. McDaniel asked if I would speak to the students about what every seven year old wants to know about, tornadoes and lightning. Of course, I jump at any chance to speak about the weather.

As we enter into the second severe weather season I taught the kids safety procedures during lightning storms and tornado warnings.

The questions young minds come up with never ceases to amaze me. I did my best to keep up...and explain properly.

"Brick doesn't always protect you," I said. "These things can be very strong. Now most of them aren't but you want to take every safety precaution you can. You want to make sure you're somewhere in the very center where you're surrounded by walls."

After the experiments, some of the students wanted to tell you at home what they learned.

"Tornadoes can be very big," said Alyssa.

"Hurricanes can be bigger than tornadoes," said Ian.

"If you live in a trailer, you should get in a ditch or a safe house," said Olivia.

It was pajama Friday in Mrs. McDaniel's class. After my visit the kids got to watch 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'. I wish I could have stayed longer.


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