reading & writing with art

January 31, 2013

Snowflake Bently & Foiled Flakes

 3rd and 4th grade did their snow dance and helped bring in Arkansas' first white Christmas with these fabulous foiled snowflakes.  We actually used 2 books for our art influence on this project.  The first is J. Martin's book Snowflake Bentley which is about Wilson Bentley was a famous writer and photographer for his images he captured of snowflakes.  This great story tells of his life in a easy way for students to understand.  It also has lots of great facts about the tiny crystals.  We also used the book The Snowflake:  A Water Cycle Story by N. Waldman that shares the story of what happens to the snowflake each month of the year.
My students did these short writings about a time they had spent in the snow to display with their pieces.  They were really proud of them.  If you want the step by step directions you can use my PowerPoint by clicking on this site:  http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/huskeyj72501-1655397-snowflake-foil-art/


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