Hall Fletcher students learn about the weather and how to stay safe


    Kindergartners at Hall Fletcher Elementary School are experiencing what it's like to be meteorologists. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    In one Asheville classroom, it's lights, camera and action -- as the kindergartners keep an eye on the sky.

    "Hi, my name is Colton. Today, there is a tornado, and it is very windy."

    Kindergartners at Hall Fletcher Elementary School are experiencing what it's like to be meteorologists. During their unit on weather, the students have learned about hurricanes, tornados, snowstorms and thunderstorms -- and, most importantly, what to do to stay safe.

    "You should go down to your basement and hide under something that's really strong," Colton said.

    Kindergartner Aaryanna said her favorite kind of days to learn about are sunny days.

    Kindergarten teacher Shelley Haney incorporates the green screen and forecast into her assignments.

    "They see all the time on TV, the meteorologist doing the weather, and it gives them a feeling for what reporters and meteorologists actually do," Haney said.

    Haney said she wanted to make sure she used the green screen because it integrates technology into the assignment. The tornado definitely seemed to be the most popular backdrop.

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