Weather Report Battleship

Practice with days of the week and weather for new/young learners.

Submitted by MeagM

June 20, 2022

Estimated time: 15-20 Minutes

(As of posting, I have not tried this with the class yet. I will update after! If anyone tries it in the meantime, please feel free to share feedback!)
A battleship-style game that uses a weather report instead of a traditional grid board!

This was specifically designed for a 4th year elementary class that needs practice with days of the week. I wanted something that contextualized the days, so I chose a weather report. It could be adapted for class schedules or other activities, as well, and the grid could be expanded to add multiple events per day. In that case, you may need to use a larger sheet of paper for each board.

* One board per player
* PowerPoint
* Pencils and erasers

* Start by reviewing weather vocabulary with the PowerPoint. It should only take a couple of minutes.
* On the last slide, we fill out each date with the picture for the weather, practicing the "It is..." grammar. I will leave this slide up for their reference.
* Pass out the board to each students, and tell them they need a pencil.
* On the board, I show them how I fill in the sheet, then have them spend 2 minutes or so doing the same. At this level, I am only expecting pictures, not words. They should fill out the top board. Once they are done writing, show them how to fold the board.
* Once they are done, I will demonstrate with their sensei how to play. Rock-paper-scissors to start, then practice saying 'It is (weather) on (day).' When someone says something correct, show the students to X off the board where the other person was correct, battleship style.
* Ask if they have any questions. If not, tell them to get into pairs and start playing! Make sure to enforce the use of 'It is ____ on ____.'

I think it sounds more complicated than it actually is. If in doubt, just remember they're playing Battleship!

Small files
  • ES 4 Weather Report Battleship doc.docx (710 KB)
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  • ES4 Weather Report Battleship PPT.pptx (1.29 MB)
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