Ms. Brody's Second Grade Class
Cumberland School
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


We read and discussed both Snowflake Bentley and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and illustrated by Susan Jeffers. We then brainstormed words about winter and snowflakes, and wrote some free verse poetry. 

 These are free verse poems we wrote about winter. 

Silver and gold
 Flashing through my eyes 
As I am zooming down the hill 
In the Rosebud
As snowflakes fall upon my face
Finally at the bottom 

By John 

Sparkling Snowflakes 

Flying snowflakes
Disappearing in the streets
I love snowflakes

By Katy


The Snowy Blizzard

Snow, snow, snow 
Iím going home
to sip some hot cocoa
have a feast with chicken and roast beef
Iíll have some bread and then,
ice cream
Iíll go to bed so I can dream of snow, snow, snow. 

By Joseph


Fall ends, 
Winter comes,
A white cloak form the clouds
comes down, down it goes
The world is white. 
Nothing, nothing is sight

By Brendan 
The Snow Crystals 

I play in the snow crystals
I make snow angels 
I eat pancakes and drink hot chocolate
Snow is fun to play in!

By Kelly G


Feeling soft and cold 
Looking white and wet
Skiing down a hill 
Making snow angels 
Snow falling in the grass,
on the mud.

by Jonute 


Snow is a white 
Sparkling blanket. 
There are icicles everywhere
Sometimes me and my sister 
suck on icicles.

By Alex

Winter is the funnest months of all, 
snow pile
when itís snowy and sunny. 
When thereís icicles
theyíre fun to suck
It's always fun to
make angels
in the snowy ground.
When you try to make snowmen 
they always fall over. 
Winter is still fun without snowmen!

By Ellie 
Snow, snow, I love snow!
Snow is slow, I really know. 
Snow, snow, I throw snow. 
It is cold I really know. 

By Alex 
I Love Winter, Winter, Winter! 

Let it snow, snow, snow 
I love you snow 
Snow, snow, snow 
I love you snow 
Sparkling snowflakes 
Hot chocolate 
flakes are
Freezing feet and lots of chills
Frost bites
Flying snowflakes and lots of snow crystals
Let it snow, snow, snow!
Let it snow, I love you snow!

by Sophia

Winter Song

Santa's coming
Shopper's running
Carol songs
Bang the gongs
Hexagonal shape
That's a snowflake
Hot Cocoa
Wherever you go
Watch the ball
It's going to fall!
We'll have a feast
and eat roast beef
We'll go to sleep
and dream deep
We will eat peas
on New Year's Eve!

by Matt


Feeling cold and clear
Looking white and watery
Sledding at South Glen
Sliding down hills
Snowing at home and at school

by Ana



My snow day

Hot cocoa
Water bed, here I come!
Snow, snow, never stopping!
All over the ground.
Nine hours of play, play, play!
My snow day

by Mikhela

Things that I Like About Winter

Snow crystals
Beautiful, colored
Santa's reindeer

by Katie


Feeling soft and cold
Looking white and frozen
Riding sleds and jumping in
a snowpile
Snowing at the northpole and southpile

by Gerry

Snowflakes come down
Your scene has come down
Winter has come
Come down and show your shape
The winter scene has come at last
Life is great
More than money itself
You see I am glad
Snowflakes are my scene
See life is so great
Snowflakes come down

by Lorence
My snowflake landed on my tongue
When I was playing with my friends
and their cousins
In my enormous snowfort
because I love snow

Snowflake, snowflake silver and gold
I'd take 100 if I could
Snow crystals are beautiful  
When theyíre cold 
Snowflake, snowflake frost bites
on my feet
Snowflake, snowflake winter flakes are
pretty for me
Snowflake, snowflake, silver and gold

by Jacqueline

Next, we read Stopping by Woods chorally  and talked about the meaning of the poem

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village, though
He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow
My little horse must think it queer
to stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other soundís the sweep
Of easy wind
and downy flake
The woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep

By Robert Frost

Our next job was to create a winter storm scene at night at put ourselves in the middle of it. We created ourselves in winter wear on KidPix and then placed ourselves cut out in the storm.

Finally, we colored patterns into the beautiful snowflakes designed by Ruth Heller and added them to our Frosty Reader bulletin board along with our books. 

A frosty time was had by all! 

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