How's the weather today?


Hello, little weather man/woman! Look at the outside-- How is the weather today?

In today's lesson, we will review the weekdays we have learnt and then start to learn a new song! In this new song, we will learn different weather in our daily life and practice them with flashcards, conversations, worksheets and games! So at the end of the class, you are able to record a week long weather report  like a real weather man/woman! Isn't that exciting? Good luck to all of your guys!


1. You will finish the worksheet.

2. You will do a one-week weather report on


Step 1:

Ask the students to sing along with the weekday song learnt from last week.

Step 2: 

I. Play the new song “How’s the weather today?” and ask the students to guess what the song is about.


II. Write “How’s the weather today?” on the whiteboard and show the outline of the whole class.

Step 3:

I. Lead in the new vocabulary of different weather by using the flashcards.  Ask and answer in the sentences: How’s the weather? It is …

II. Teach the students to sing the new song while doing gestures according to different weather.

Step 4:

I. Ask the students to close their eyes and do the gesture of the specific weather that is said by the teacher and then open their eyes to check if they do the same as others.

II. Students will be divided into 4 groups, standing in lines. The first students of all the lines will be shown one flashcard and they will whisper the word to the next one and then pass it on until the last one. The last one will write it down on the small white board. The teacher will check the answer together and give a point to the group which get the right answer first. Then the students will rotate—the last one will move to the first and repeat this game for 3 rounds. The winner team will get stickers from the teacher.

III. Ask the students to look outside the window and ask the question “How’s the weather?” a few times. Elicit from the class the weather and if it’s hot or cold. For example, “It’s rainy and cold ". Then show different weather pictures of 7 weekdays on smartboard and ask each student in turn “How’s the weather on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday…?”

Step 5:

Students will work in pairs to play with the flashcards. Each pair get 9 flashcards and lay them out on the desk. They get one minute to remember the cards and then turn them face down. One student will point at one random card and ask “How is the weather?” After the other answers, they turn it over and then check. If it is right, the replier collects the card; if it is wrong, they put it back. Then they switch the role and keep asking until all the cards are collected. Whoever collects the most cards will get a sticker.

Step 6:

I. Work on the worksheet and make a one-week weather report by drawing the pictures according to the words of weather and labeling them with weekdays.

II. Make a weather report on










Step 7:

Summarize the whole class and check their answers on worksheet.


The child was able to sing the weather song.
The child could barely sing the song.
The child was able to correctly sing two or three sentences
The child was able to sing most of the lyrics.
The child was able to correctly sing the whole song.
The child was able to participate in the activities and work well with the group members.
The child detached self from group and did not contribute
The child was able to do a little to assist group 
The child was able to contribute much to assist group
The child was able to contribute a lot to assist group and also help the others during the activities
The child was able to finish the worksheet
The child could barely finish the worksheet and also made a lot of mistakes.
The child was able to finish the worksheet but made many mistakes.
The child was able to finish the worksheet and made a few mistakes.
The child was able to finish the worksheet and didn’t make mistakes.
The child was able to correctly write their own forecast using 7 complete sentences
The child was not able to correctly write their own forecast using proper verbiage
The child attempted to write their own forecast, but only used 1-2 complete sentences
The child was able to write their own forecast with 3-5 complete sentences
The child was able to correctly write their own forecast using 6-7 complete sentences

Good job, guys! You have followed all the directions and officially become a little weather man/woman.I am looking forward to watching your weather report on and then share some excellent ones with you in the next class!

Remember, weather is a very important part in our life. Try to check the weather broadcast for your family and friends and tell them to watch out for the next day's weather if needed.


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Author Biography

Yongqian Huang
I am a TESOL student at Greensboro College studying to be an ESL teacher! 

Teacher Page

This class is designed for Chinese K1 students who are the English beginners. The vocabulary is quite simple. If the students' language proficiency level is higher, more weather words can be added. The song is a good starter to catch the students' attention and the teacher can ask the students to vote for their own gestures for each weather so that they can make a connection between the new words' meanings with gestures more quickly. During the group work, teachers can pair the advanced students together and then give extra help to the other students who are still struggling (If necessary, make a vocabulary list for these students). During the section of independent work, if the advanced students finish earlier, prepare extra worksheets for them to do like word cross. Also, the teacher could model or invite a student to give an example before the students start to record their weather report by themselves.