With lots of snow in Bloomfield, NY, Mrs.
Rosati's second graders had plenty of inspiration for our Frosty
Readers 2005 projects.
We read Snowflake Bentley by
Jacqueline Briggs Martin and visited websites about Wilson
Bentley to learn more about him. In computer lab, we created a
graphic organizer about Bentley using Kidspiration.
Students then used the organizer to write essays about this
snowflake expert. Most students completed their essays using
Scholastic Keys MaxWrite. A few students used
PixWriter, a talking word-processing program that is
particularly suited for struggling readers and writers. We also
reviewed the concept of symmetry when creating snowflakes using
We are happy to share our graphic
organizer, some exemplary essays about Wilson Bentley and a
collage of our sensational snowflakes. We also invite our Frosty
Reader friends to look at more of our special winter projects by
Wilson Bentley studied snow. Let's
explore some of his life. Young Willy was born in 1865 and lived
in Jericho, Vermont. When Willy was old enough to appreciate it,
he loved snow and one day his father bought him a special
camera. Willy was home schooled and Willy's mom was his teacher.
I would never be able to be home schooled because my mom and dad
would not let me. More and more he loved snowflakes and Willy
saw two things about snowflakes. One is that no two snowflakes
are alike. The other is that a snowflake has six branches and
each branch is the same. Did you know that Snowflake Bentley was
a farmer, a scientist and a photographer? He took thousands of
photographs. He also studied nature like rain. I hope to find
out more about Mr. Bentley and his life soon!
by Zoe (Created with Max
Wilson Bentley liked studying
nature and he liked studying snow the most. Willy was a farmer,
scientist and a photographer. He loved snow and he took
photographs of hundreds of snowflakes each year. He was born in
Jericho, Vermont in 1865 where they get 120 inches of snow a
year. His dad bought him a special camera to look at snowflakes.
Snowflake Bentley used it a lot. His mom taught him when he was
a teenager. He was home schooled. He photographed snowflakes and
made them into a book called Snow Crystals. Did you know that?
There aren't two snowflakes that look alike. Most snowflakes
have six branches - each branch is the same. Wilson Bentley died
in 1931. I wonder what it was like to be Wilson Bentley.
by Lynnsie (Created with Max
Scientist [Wilson Bentley]
Wilson Bentley taught us a lot
about snow and nature. He taught us that no two snowflakes are
alike, and that snowflakes have six branches and the six
branches are the same in every way. Willy was born in 1865 in
Jericho, Vermont. Where he lives, they get 120 inches of snow
each year. Did you know that Mr. Bentley was a farmer, a
photographer and a scientist? He published a book called Snow
Crystals. His father bought him a special camera that with Mr.
Bentley's help could take pictures of snowflakes. Snowflake
Bentley loved and studied both rain and snow. His mother also
home schooled him so he only went to school for a couple of
years. I think Wilson Bentley is one of the most interesting
people in the world.
by Lydia (Created with Max
Write with Max Write clipart)
Wilson Bentley was a very famous
photographer. He had three nicknames Will, Willy and Snowflake.
Mr. Bentley had three jobs a farmer, scientist and a
photographer. He loved taking photographs of snowflakes, rain
and other things that tie in with nature. Did I tell you that he
took over five thousand pictures of snowflakes? We also learned
that each snowflake has six branches and each snowflake is
different. Snowflake Bentley was born in Jericho, Vermont in
1865. Every year in Jericho, Vermont there was 120 inches of
snow. When Wilson Bentley was seventeen, his Mom and Dad bought
the camera. He was in school for a few years because his Mom was
his teacher. Mr. B. also published a book called Snow Crystals.
Wilson Bentley must of worked a lot on snowflakes.
by Jacob (Created with Max
Write with Max Write clipart)
A collage of images created in Max