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Monday, February 11, 2019

Snowman Draw Game!

     The Snowman Draw game is a super fun, on-demand writing activity that teaches how important it is to use adjectives in one's writing!  Adjectives tell:
     And if you forget just one type of adjective, your partner won't be able to draw your snowman!
     Here is how you play:
Step #1: Draw a snowman.  Make sure to include a background, and be creative!
Step #2: Write a vivid and thorough description of your snowman using adjectives in every sentence! Make sure to write a paragraph for each feature so your reader's eyes are easily guided.
Step #3: Trade descriptions, and attempt to draw each other's snowman without any help or talking!

     Winners were selected by the class and given Blog Honors.  Congratulations to our winners!

My Snowman, by Tyler (4th grade)

     My snowman is formed upside down.  He is unusual in many ways.  First, at the top, is the big ball, then the medium, and then the small.

     My snowman's head is really big.  He has two black coal dots for eyes.  He has a pickle nose in the middle of his head.  It's small and oval shaped with two dark green vertical lines, and the rest is shaded green.  His mouth has nine coal dots, and are formed in a smile.  Also, he has a red top hat on his head.

     His medium ball has two black coal dots on it.  His arms come out from the side of his medium ball, and are on the middle of his ball, and his arms are brown.

     His little ball has one black coal dot on it.  Also his body is outlined in black.

     He is on a hill that's green and is outlined in green and is halfway up the paper.  The sun is yellow and is in your right hand corner with ten rays.

     The sky is blue and is only about half an inch down the top of the paper.  It should end up close to the sun.

     Can you draw my snowman?

     Tyler wrote so clearly that his partner, Kalea (4th grade), was able to draw this!  (Love the Pickle Noses, you two!!)

My Snow Creature, by Josephine (6th grade0

     My snow-creature is a pig.   It sits on a hill that is about 1/4 of the way up the page.  The hill is a bit round.

     My snow pig is formed by two snowballs.  The top snowball is small and white.  The pig has two pink triangles for ears.  It also has two tiny round coal gray eyes.  On the bottom, there is a pink, oval snout with two pencil oval nostrils.  Underneath the snout, there is a small pencil smile.

     The bottom snowball is medium, twice as big as the top snowball.  There is a scarf that is dark and light blue.  There are four dark blue stripes, and four light blue stripes.  They alternate dark, light, dark, light, dark, light, dark, light.  The two ends are on YOUR right of the scarf.  The end on YOUR left is light blue, the end on YOUR right is dark blue.  On YOUR bottom right of the snowball, there is a curly pig tail that loops once.

     On YOUR right, there is a green pine tree that looks like three triangles stacked on top of each other.  On the top of the tree, there is a tiny yellow star.  The tree has a brown stump.  On YOUR left from the tree, there is a small present a little bit below the tree.  It has red ribbons wrapping it and has green wrapping paper.  There is also a campfire on the bottom left corner.  It is medium-sized.  The fire has gray rocks around it.  The red and orange fire has two logs under it that criss-cross each other.  On YOUR right from the fire, there is a black s'more stick with two tiny white s'mores on the end with a little bit of space between them.  The stick is diagonal; it goes from the top left to the bottom right.
     In the sky, there are two clouds, one on YOUR left, and one on YOUR right.  The one on YOUR right has a yellow sun on YOUR left from the cloud.  The sun is medium with eight long triangular rays around it.  The clouds are snowing 25 snowballs snowing from them.  The sky is blue.
      Josephine got partnered with her sister, Kelly Anne (4th grade)!  They used their sister powers to read and write so carefully!  Look at these twins!

My Snowman, by Theo (3rd grade)

     My snowman looks like a normal snowman.  The bottom is big.  The middle is medium.  The head is small.  The whole body is yellow.  He sits on a large blue hill that goes halfway up the paper.  The head has one black, small top hat.  It has an orange bird on the left of his hat.  He has evil, red eyes staring in the middle.  His mouth is jagged and white.

     His middle has three black buttons on it.  There are three brown stick arms on each side of the body.  They each have three brown stick fingers.

     The bottom ball is big and yellow.

     There is a large green pine tree on his left.  There is a tiny green bush on his left.  There is also a gray jagged rock on the snowman's right.  The sky is blue.
I love how Theo wrote everything in such clear paragraphs to guide his reader!  This is a first-time ever feat: two 3rd graders won Snowman Draw!  Here is how James (3rd grade) drew Theo's twin snowman:

My Snowman, by Alyssa (5th grade)
     My snowman is a bear, and its head mostly takes up the whole bottom space.  It wears a carrot hat, laying on snow and there is a crescent moon in the background.

     Start off making your paper hot dog style.  Then draw a circle one inch above the bottom of the paper.  Then draw a watermelon shaped hat upside down on top of the head.  In the middle of the hat, draw a carrot with a green stem.  Then draw stripes meeting in the middle.  Draw six lines.  Do a pattern of green, white, green, in the stripes you made.  At the top of your hat, make three little skinny flower petals, then color it green.  In the middle of the ears there is red.  Its eyes: the right one is winking, while the left one is a circle, and inside the circle is another small circle.  North east and south west is a kinda thick blue line in the eye, which s turquoise.  The rest of the eye is black.  Its nose is a small hot cocoa.  The cocoa is brown and the cup is red with a handle on the left (which is also red.)  Under the hot cocoa, draw a little line.  The head is light blue, but make sure it is super light.

     The feet are round circles connecting to the head.  Two paws are in front and to little tiny paws in the back.  It's the same color as the head: light blue.

     The torso connects the two paws, not in front, but from back to front.  It's the same color as the head and paws.

     The snowman is sitting on snow.  The snow is white and is only 3 1/2 inches from the bottom.  It's just a black line, and inside is white.  In the right corner is a light yellow crescent moon.  Its points are facing right.  The background is just a blue shade.  It is dark blue, colored lightly.
Alyssa and Saviana (5th grade) are pro's at this game!  They have played this game for three years, and clearly are great writers and readers!

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