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 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
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!
silliest snowman I ever saw," laughed Elizabeth.
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
Elizabeth moved her
arms and legs to try to get up. Sophie leaned down to help her stand
"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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