Mrs. Madden's Second Grade Class
Brushy Creek Elementary
Taylors, South Carolina
Dream Snow


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When we chose to participate in the Frosty Readers project, we were dreaming of snow. We live in South Carolina, which doesn't get to see too much snow. That's why we decided to read the book Dream Snow by Eric Carle. Students wrote in their journals about what their "dream snow" would be like.

My Dream Snow

If I could have the snow I wanted, it would be ten feet tall. It would be the biggest snow you have ever seen. We would have a door at the top of the house. We would make the biggest snowman you have ever seen. We would make snowballs the size of watermelons. We would have a big snowball fight. That's what my dream snow would be like. 
Dylan

Dream Snow

My dream snow would be silver snow and rainbow colors. And they would be the biggest snowflakes ever. It would be 10 feet high every time it fell. If you ate some it would taste like skittles and Mountain Dew. The icicles would taste like chocolate fudge. And last, it would be kind of warm so nothing on my body would freeze to death.
Lauren

Snow Dream

My favorite snow dream would be snow piled up to the windows. I wish the snow could be rainbow colored with my favorite colors - blue, purple, yellow, and green. I wish I could make candy out of the snow. I wish it would snow so much that I didn't have to go to school for two weeks. 
Chadi

Dream Snow

One day, I said...dream snow, I wish you came every day. The next day I said...dream snow, I wish you were really high. The next day I said...dream snow, I wish you were gold and silver. The next day I said...dream snow, I wish you snowed inside. The next day I said...dream snow, I wish you snowed at school. And the next day I said...dream snow, turn into real snow!
 Jacob

They had some very interesting ideas! We later turned these journal ideas into magnificent poems!

Dream snow, dream snow

Green as T-rex

Dream snow, dream snow

BIG as Tyranosaurus Rex

Dream snow, dream snow

What would be next?

Dream snow, dream snow

Brontosaurus I bet!

~ Jake

 

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were gold

Dream snow, dream snow

Your being white is getting too old

Dream snow, dream snow

Your being gold would be great

Dream snow, dream snow

Snow before I'm eight!

~ Jerrell

 

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were 7 ft. high

Dream snow, dream snow

I can see you in the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

I can see you with my eyes

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were little pies.

~ Jacob

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Ten feet high

Dream snow, dream snow

Coming from the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

So very white

Dream snow, dream snow

With you we can have a snowball fight

Dream snow, dream snow

Shaped like stars

Dream snow, dream snow

You taste like candy bars!

~ Cara

 

Dream snow, dream snow

How do you do?

Dream snow, dream snow

I can catch you

Dream snow, dream snow

I can make a vast snowball with you

Dream snow, dream snow

I see a flurry or two.

~ Hunter

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Silver and gold

Dream snow, dream snow

Very, very cold

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling from the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling from up high

Dream snow, dream snow

Sweet and cold

Dream snow, dream snow

Nice and bold

~ Melanie

 

Dream snow, dream snow

You covered up one

Dream snow, dream snow

You're really fun!

Dream snow, dream snow

You covered up two

Dream snow, dream snow

I will tie your shoe

Dream snow, dream snow

You covered up three

Dream snow, dream snow

Can you climb a tree?

Dream snow, dream snow

How do you grow?

Dream snow, dream snow

Are you really snow?

~ Alexandra

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling snowballs

Dream snow, dream snow

Making ten walls

Dream snow, dream snow

Very, very tall

Dream snow, dream snow

Ten feet tall

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling down slow

Dream snow, dream snow

It's only a dream - oh no!

~ Catherine

 

Dream snow, dream snow

White and black

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were a cadillac

Dream snow, dream snow

Very, very cold

Dream snow, dream snow

You look like mold

Dream snow, dream snow

Very, very fluffy

Dream snow, dream snow

How do you get so puffy?

~ Michael

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling snowballs

Dream snow, dream snow

Make snow walls

Dream snow, dream snow

Fall thick snow

Dream snow, dream snow

Rainbow snow

Dream snow, dream snow

Fall down slow

Dream snow, dream snow

Fall down low

~ K.C.

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Ten feet high

Dream snow, dream snow

Make me fly

Dream snow, dream snow

Lots of colors

Dream snow, dream snow

Flying snow brothers

Dream snow, dream snow

I made a snowman with you

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were true!

~ Coates

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Eight feet high

Dream snow, dream snow

Coming from the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling in the night

Dream snow, dream snow

Snowball fight

Dream snow, dream snow

Red and black

Dream snow, dream snow

Come right back!

~ Mikey

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Eight feet high

Dream snow, dream snow

Falling from the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

White and black

Dream snow, dream snow

I wish you were billions of reese's packs

Dream snow, dream snow

Really, really cold

Dream snow, dream snow

It would be cool if you were gold

~ Blake

 

Dream snow, dream snow

Thick as pie

Dream snow, dream snow

In the sky

Dream snow, dream snow

Ten feet tall

Dream snow, dream snow

Makes a ball.

~ Dylan

 

Dream snow, dream snow

As bright as gold

Dream snow, dream snow

You are very cold

Dream snow, dream snow

You melt very fast

Dream snow, dream snow

I wonder how you'll last

Dream snow, dream snow

You are so white

Dream snow, dream snow

You are very light

~ Will

 

However, during our Frosty project, we received 4 - 5 inches of real snow!! That is BIG news for us around here. That's when we decided to compare real snow with our dream snow using a comparison chart in Inspiration on the computer.

To wrap up our Frosty project, we tried to illustrate pictures like we saw in the story Dream Snow. We used KidPix Deluxe to create our drawings on the computers. Can you guess what our dream snow covered up when it fell? Click HERE for our slide show. 

Our Frosty Readers project met the following standards based on the second grade curriculum of the School District of Greenville County (SC):

Language Arts: Strand 1: Reading - Using Language to Learn 
The reader:
listens and follows written and oral directions 
differentiates between fantasy and reality
compares and contrasts
makes inferences
identifies story elements 

Strand 3 - Communications: Using Language to Communicate
fantasy 
literature responses 
poetry 

The writer: 
communicates ideas clearly
revises for clarity/logical order
uses the writing process

Technology Standards: 1 - 1.4 
Open, navigate, and close curriculum-based software programs
 3 - 3.2 Create, revise, edit, save, and print a document
 3 - 3.3 Utilize basic paint/draw tools


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