Mrs. Yoder's Second Grade Class
Wilburn Year-Round Elementary
Raleigh, North Carolina

Snip, Snip, Snow


Mrs. Yoder's second grade class read Snip, Snip, Snow by Nancy Poydar.  To their excitement and delight, the day we introduced the story in the classroom, we had our first snowfall of the year.  So students and teachers trooped outside to get a first-hand look at it.  It was the very first snow ever experienced by some of the students!

After reading the story, students did some journal writing about what the snow looked like, felt like, and sounded like.  They wrote about things they enjoyed doing in the snow.

Snip, Snip, Snow ends with Sophie getting ready to go outside for her day in the snow. We decided to write a story telling what she actually did.  We also used the story to do some work on consonant blends, so our Kidspiration activity goes along with that part of our project.

Sophie's Snow Adventure

Sophie did not think there was going to be any snow, but there was.  So the next day she put on her gloves, hat, boots, scarf, and warm rainbow coat. She grabbed her carrot and box of raisins that were by the door, and ran outside.

First, she made a small, round snowball and rolled it around to make it bigger and bigger. She did this three times. She stacked them up from biggest to smallest. She used the carrot for the nose, and the raisins for the eyes and mouth. She placed some blue-rimmed sunglasses on her snowman, one of her dad's old red t-shirts, and one of her mom's old wigs. "What a funny snowman!" Sophie thought.

Pow! A snowball hit Sophie in her back. It was her friend, Elizabeth!

"That's the silliest snowman I ever saw," laughed Elizabeth.

"What's up Elizabeth?" replied Sophie, as she scooped up some snow to make two snowballs behind her back.

Sophie waited until Elizabeth started to make another snowball.

Bang! Sophie threw her snowballs at Elizabeth's feet. Poor Elizabeth tripped and fell down.

"Ow!" shouted Elizabeth.

Elizabeth moved her arms and legs to try to get up. Sophie leaned down to help her stand up.

"Hey, a snow angel!" said Sophie in surprise. Sophie plopped down to make a snow angel of her own.

Sophie told Elizabeth this was the best day ever!

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Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Kidspired Frosty Tales 2004