This is a level 2 class, so we are revisiting the basics of weather that they learned in level 1 and extending them to include weather in past and future constructions and more of the vocabulary that they would actually hear during a "pronóstico del tiempo". Here is the list we are working with:
I had no idea how little science background many of my students had when it came to weather outside of the United States, so we spent some time discussing weather patterns one might see in Spanish-speaking countries. I wanted them to understand that tropical countries recognize la estación lluviosa and la estación seca rather than the 4 seasons that we recognize here in the northern United States. We did this as a reading comprehension activity as well with lots of visuals for support.
Next week we are on to speaking and writing about the weather, so be sure to check back in about a week for more weather-related ideas!