Interactive Read Aloud:
graders love the snow, but how many go on to make it their life
work? In Room 202, we read the book, Snowflake Bentley by
Jacgueline Briggs Martin. This book is the biography of Wilson
Bentley, a Vermont native that is mesmerized by snowflakes. Bentley
spent his life taking countless photographs, many that are still
used in nature photography today!
class, we turned to the internet to find out more about Wilson
Bentley. We came across a wide array of informational sites - we
especially loved looking at Bentley's photographs. Part of our
investigation also included a short discussion on how snowflakes are
Check out the link below to learn more about Wilson Bentley and his
the poem, Velvet Shoes by Elinor Wylie. This is a poem with a
winter theme. As a group, we analyzed the poem, determining its
rhyming pattern and interpreted its meaning. We also discussed
unfamiliar vocabulary. Students were invited to select a line from
this poem and incorporate it into their own winter poem. The results
Kidspiration - Match the adjective to each noun - Winter Theme!
culminating activity, students had the opportunity to work with a
partner as they matched the appropriate adjective to each noun. When
completed, the partner pair was invited to create their own
adjective that described each noun.
I am a
falling at a tranquil pace.
I’m as white as a white cow’s milk.
I’m near the ground
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ELA Standard 1 -
Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and
ELA Standard 2 -
Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response
MST Standard 2 -
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information
using appropriate technologies.
MST Standard 4 - Students will
apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use,