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Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark visits Kindergarten class

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There’s nothing like ending your work week with a positive moment!  I don’t work your usual Monday through Friday so Wednesday is technically the end of my week.   I had the pleasure of visiting The Hasten Hebrew Academy this morning to talk to the Kindergarten class.  Ms. Gribbins invited me last year to speak to her students, so it was great to get the email asking me to return again this year.

Ms. Gribbins had the kids prepare weather related questions earlier this week and boy, did they have some great question!  And per usual, questions went beyond the world of weather!  Here are a few:

  • Why is it not okay to watch a tornado outside when it is close?
  • How does snow melt?
  • What do earthquakes look like?
  • How does lightning form?

We also talked about the best place to take shelter at home when there is a tornado warning.  I also gave them a basic lesson as to why storms form here.  But the hot topic of the day was certainly tornadoes thanks to the Sunday tornado outbreak.  I was really impressed with how much they already knew about the storms.

Thank you Ms. Gribbins for the invitation to talk to your students again this year.  It was definitely a positive moment in my week!

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