Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett

This book was used in my CT's classroom this semester when the topic of the week was the weather. I love how this book covers real life weather through the use of food! The students loved using their imaginations to pretend it was actually snowing mashed potatoes. I also took notice that many of the kindergarten students realized the difference in that it would not actually rain food and they would say, "That's not supposed to happen!", but still laugh the whole time. The book is geared for grades 3rd-5th but can be used for guided reading at younger ages. The lexile level of this book is AD730L. This book is very lighthearted and a fun way to introduce these everyday elements to your students. I would use this for a story time and lead into an introduction on various types of weather. I could also have an activity where students write on a "meatball" the various forms of weather they noticed in the book.