March 02, 2005
My students were quite excited about our first measurable snowfall. In order to capture that excitement, I scattered window clings of snowflakes and snowmen on my easel dry erase board with the title Let it Snow'. I read several poems about snow to the students and we brainstormed words that could be used to describe snow. Words that told how snow looks, feels, falls, etc were written on the board. The students then wrote snow stories, descriptive paragraphs or poems about snow. They enjoyed the visual aid and came up with quite original writings. I plan on using the window clings again as they are inexpensive and can be found on a variety of themes.