The snowflake falls.
We then add:
~A "where" phrase or clause
~A "when" phrase or clause
~"Awesome" students are taught how to start a sentence with "Because."
After peer editing, which included experimenting with placement of the phrases and clauses for the more advanced writers, the students came up with their final masterpieces. The art aspect included the favorite activity of cutting a snowflake, and adding some glitter glue or stickers for fun. Enjoy these samples across the grades!
The special, pretty snowflake falls softly on my house at night.
Violet, 1st grade
Right when Santa's sleigh leaves, the shiny bright snowflake gracefully falls right at the edge of Santa's chilly home.
Kalea, 2nd grade
During Chinese New Year's Eve, the shiny, delicate snowflake smoothly falls in the cold, chilly air.
Sophia, 3rd grade
Because it is Christmas Eve, the majestic, delicate snowflake falls on to the trees while the children look out the window.
Abigail, 4th grade
While the children are sleeping, the soft and gentle snowflake falls slowly in the early dawn.
Nikhil, 5th grade