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Lesson Plans

Re: Snowflakes

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Christine Merriam (
Tue, 08 Dec 1998 09:37:56 -0700

The week after Xmas break is my traditional time to make snowflakes. We
cover the scientific formation of them, and the concepts of
positive/negative space and line. The entire school gets plastered with
them. When I was in college, I had an East Indian friend who made
awesome cut paper mandalas, and I use the techniques he taught me. The
art of paper cutting there is called Trashida (I tell the kids it is
easy to remember because they create a lot of trash to clean up while
Really like the idea of tying the individuality of snowflakes to
personal individuality. Think I will add that to my lesson.

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

(In AZ, where it was 9 degrees this am, and I spent a lovely noon duty
yesterday supervising 200 kids in a snowball fight).