On a windy Monday afternoon, students at Sabater Elementary School got a timely lesson on the weather from local meteorologist “Nor’Easter” Nick Pittman.
The third, fourth, and fifth grade students gathered in the school’s all-purpose room and listened with rapt attention as Pittman described how his love for meteorology blossomed at a young age. At only five years old, he knew he wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist.
“Growing up, my friends were watching cartoons and I was watching The Weather Channel,” he said. “I would watch the weather on the local news. I knew that was what I was going to do.”
Pittman began his talk by describing his difficult childhood, taking the time to explain that no matter the obstacles the students may face, hard work and a belief in their dreams can allow them to overcome anything.
Students then had the chance to ask questions about different types of weather phenomena, ranging from tornados to hurricanes to climate change.
Pittman visited Christen Blough’s LEAP class last year at Sabater, and based on the popularity of his talk, decided to open it up to all third, fourth, and fifth graders. The third-grade students study weather and climate in their science class during the third marking period, and the visit served as a culminating presentation to the unit.
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