The snowflake falls.
From there, the beginning writers add adjectives, adverbs, and phrases as they are ready. The older students learn the difference between phrases and clauses, and how to use them to tell "where" and "when." They also learn the correct way to begin a sentence with "Because." Before writing their final copy, they peer edit to discover where the clauses and phrases sound best.
Enjoy these samples across the grades!
The cold blue snowflake falls on the last day of winter.
The huge blue snowflake falls on the big tree at 2:00 in the middle of the night.
~Jacob, 1st grade
The blue and sparkly snowflake falls into the chimney in the middle of the night.
~Chloe, 2nd grade
Because it's a winter day, a beautiful snowflake falls out of the sky.
~Nicole, 3rd grade
When the sun rose to the center of the sky, the melting and shimmering snowflake carefully fell onto the white mountains.
~Lucy, 4th grade
From the blue, purple sky, a delicate glowing snowflake slowly falls onto a cold, abandoned farm.
~Jerry, 5th grade