Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Unit Study


Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
*We have seen the movie, but this was the first time we have ever read the book.  It was really cute and like the movie, makes you hungry! 


 
Instead of buying their groceries at a store, the people of Chewandswallow get their food from the sky!  Everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner rains down from the clouds.  All is well until the weather takes a turn for the worse!




Unit Study 

Five Food Groups
To make it fun, I had Kiley go into the kitchen, pick out food that we eat and take a picture of it.  I printed out the pictures and used them to show the different food groups.  We divided each food into it's group and made our own food pyramid.  

She's still learning what food goes in which group.  We play games with the pictures and it's really helped as a visual learning tool.



Clouds
We read about the Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus and Alto clouds and saw what each looks like.  Then Kiley made her own clouds out of cotton balls.

It's been so long since I learned about clouds that I had forgotten all about their names and which was which.  So even I learned something!




Tall Tale
Kiley wrote a tall tale story about 3 princesses and their encounter with love sick froggies.  

You can read it at this link:
They Don't Like The Froggies





Meal
We re-read the book and Kiley picked out a meal that fell from the sky to make for dinner that night.  Kiley picked pancakes.  So we had made pancakes and it was pretty yummy.  Breakfast for dinner!


Compound Words
This website http://www.homeschoolshare.com has a compound word card printout.  You cut out different shaped cards to connect two words together to make one compound word. 




Get Some Goodies.....
There is a cool new shop in downtown Ogden called Sweet Pop'n Cafe that sells specialty flavored kettle popped corn and old timey candy for a penny!  Kiley and I had fun trying all the different flavors like, nacho cheddar, Cinco de Mayo and chocolate marshmallow, just a few among their many selections.  We ended up getting a mixture of chocolate and nacho.  And then a bag of candy. The people who work there are super nice and we will deff be going back!  Click to check out their FB: Sweet Pop'n Cafe




....And Watch The Movie!
We love the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs movie!  We all go around saying quotes from it.  So of course, we had a family night, ate our goodies and watched the movie.  

It's such a cute movie.  It doesn't follow the book to a T but you'll find a lot of influences from the book in the movie.  The movie shows how it started raining food and then craziness ensues.  If you haven't seen it, go rent it!  





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