First graders learned about extreme weather through an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy. They learned about lightning, thunder, tornados, and hurricanes. We also discussed Hurricane Sandy since that extreme weather was going on just as we started our Thunder Storm project. First graders made a city skyline by cutting squares and rectangles from black construction paper. Next they used three oil pastel colors to create their clouds, and they also worked on their blending techniques by smudging the colors with their fingers. A zig zag line was used to create the lightning. Lastly, they painted over the background with blue and purple water colors to make the sky look dreary like a rainy day.