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Lesson Plans


Snowflakes

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Ann Weaver (aweaver)
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 18:00:39 -0400


At times I have shown children how to cut paper snowflakes, usually at
the request of their teachers. When I do, we talk about weather, how
snowflakes are formed, and have 6 points, about radial symmetry and how
snowflakes are all different(I know that has been challenged, but I
don't care - I love telling the kids that they are like snowflakes, all
different, but all beautiful). When we get around to making them, we use
math skills to fold in half and then in THIRDS so we get 6 points. I
know this sounds petty, but I feel that is important to do them as
acurately as possible and to integrate with other curriculum if we are
going to do them. It can also be tied into Polish Wyncinanki if you
want to go that far. How high is the holiday excitement level at other
schools? Temperatures have hit the 70's here, but kids are full of the
spirit. ann in nc

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