Most students and teachers love snow! Despite out lack of snow in
the piedmont region of North Carolina, my Language Arts students
have been actively engaged in snow activities. We read Snowflake
Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and learned about the man
who dedicated his life to preserving snowflakes for others to learn
about and enjoy.
We completed a Snowflake
Bentley Web Quest to discover additional information about this
man from Vermont using online sources. Using Kidspiration, we used
our new schema to complete a project which focused on facts about
Bentley’s life and adjectives describing his character.
Our Writing Group has been learning about various poetry forms throughout
the year. After reading The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown,
the students used the
poetry format to create poems about Snowflake Bentley.
Follow up Activities
Room 302 blew up a snowstorm of activities to conclude our Frosty
Readers Project. We cut paper snowflakes, remembering that they have
six points, are symmetrical, and very unique. Then we made a Snow
Gauge, using our measuring skills to create an inch ruler to measure
any possible snowfall! Finally, we created winter fleece scarves,
complete with snowflakes and a snowman!
(Materials: polar fleece, felt, fabric (Materials: paint
stir sticks, paint, paint, fabric glue, and permanent
permanent markers, rulers, Fun markers)
(Materials: paint stir sticks, paint, permanent markers,
rulers, Fun Foam, scrap fabrics for scarf)
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Goal 2 – The learner will develop and apply strategies and skills to
comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.
Goal 3 – The learner will make connections through the use of oral
language, written language, and media and technology.
Goal 4 – The learner will apply strategies and skills to create oral,
written and visual texts.
Goal 5 – The learner will apply grammar and language conventions to
Competency Goal 1: The learner will understand important issues of a
technology-based society and will exhibit ethical behavior in the
use of computer and other technologies.
Competency Goal 2: The learner will demonstrate knowledge and skills
in the use of computer and other technologies.