We read Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and My Brother Loved Snowflakes
by Mary Bahr. Then as a review of the information in the stories, the
students played Rags to Riches.
for other ideas. Next using some of these facts and their own knowledge of our
reading and discussion, they created a Kidspiration file that
included five facts and appropriate graphics about Snowflake
Bentley. Their files
were evaluated with a rubric
that included the following items:
name, five correct facts, use of graphics, and accurate
complete sentences. After
sharing our Kidspiration files, we talked about adjectives that
described Snowflake Bentley. This
helped with our fairy tale writing as we discussed adjectives that
can make our writing come alive.
The adjectives were added to our class Kidspiration file
which is attached. In
Science we sorted samples of snowflake pictures into the seven
different families of snow (Plate, Stellar, Column, Needle, Spatial
Dendrite, Capped Column, and Irregular Crystal) that have been
determined by the International Commission on Snow and Ice.
Then it was time for writing poetry about snow.
Now all we need is some real “Texas Snow.”
We are still hoping!!!
Snow has a
special glow floating in the sky.
I lie and think
how does it start up there so high.
Snow is like a
flying squirrel floating down at night.
What a sight, at
night, a big flight, a great night
Always fun to pay
Always fun to see
Playing in cold
Ready, aim, fire
Fun to play on
Drink, sip, taste
Always good to
Fun to play with
Like a light.
big and small
But are not big
as the mall.
white as snow
They fall down
circles like grapes.
But not like
made of snow
But sometimes not
falling so light,
Snowflakes, snowflakes, Why aren't
Snowflakes, snowflakes falling on
Snowflakes, snowflakes, you don't
make a sound.
Snowflakes, snowflakes kids love
you day and night,
Snowflakes, snowflakes you're just
Snowflakes, snowflakes you're so
Snowflakes, snowflakes you never
Fun things to do
Hockey is cool to
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