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Question of the Day. Every snowflake is different and unique. What are some ways that you are unique and different from your friends and family members?. Read Aloud. Listen as I read the poem “Falling Snow”. See if you hear any rhyming words. . “Falling Snow” Author: Anonymous.

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Question of the Day

Every snowflake is different and unique. What are some ways that you are unique and different from your friends and family members?

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Read Aloud

Listen as I read the poem “Falling Snow”. See if you hear any rhyming words.

falling snow author anonymous
“Falling Snow”Author: Anonymous

See the pretty snowflakes

Falling from the sky;

On the wall and housetops

Soft and thick they lie.

On the window ledges,

On the branches bare;

Now how fast they gather,

Filling all the air.

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Look into the garden,

Where the grass was green;

Covered by the snowflakes

Not a blade is seen.

Now the bare black bushes

All look soft and white,

Every twig is laden,

What a pretty sight!

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technique

A technique is a way of doing something.

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foolishness

Foolishness is showing a lack of good sense.

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inspire

To inspire is to stir the mind.

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evaporate

Evaporate is to change from a liquid to a gas.

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microscope

A microscope is a device use to look at things that are really small.

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magnify

To magnify something is to make it larger.

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negatives

Negatives are images on film from which prints can be made.

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blizzard

A blizzard is a heavy snowstorm.

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Todaywe will read a biography called “Snowflake Bentley”.

A biography tells about a person’s life and is written by another person.

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As we read, look for: *opinions and personal judgments based on facts and

*information about why the person is important.

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THE SNOWFLAKE MAN

Have you ever tried to find two snowflakes exactly alike? If you have, you know

it’s impossible. No two snowflakes are ever identical. The reason for this is a

mystery that excited Wilson Bentley enough to dedicate his life to “saving” every

snowflake he could.

Born on February 9, 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, Wilson Bentley loved snow. He

was fascinated by the intricate designs of each snowflake. If only he could find a

way to save them so that others could enjoy their beauty, too. He tried drawing

snowflakes but they always melted before he finished. When he was 17, his parents

took all their savings to buy him a special camera with a microscope. Now he

could photograph snowflakes!

Willie spent a whole winter in a shed in his backyard, catching snowflakes on a

black tray. His first tries at photographing snow all ended in failure. He

experimented that winter and the next, before finally succeeding.

Now everyone could see the beauty of each snow crystal, unique designs that

would never happen again. When he was sixty-four, his book, Snow Crystals, was

published. Wilson Bentley, the Snowflake Man, had given a great gift to the world.

In Willie’s hometown of Jericho, Vermont, you can still read the monument

dedicated to “Snowflake” Bentley, Jericho’s world famous snowflake authority.

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WILSON BENTLEY

1. Is it possible to find two snowflakes that are exactly alike?

a. no

b. yes

c. sometimes

d. every second winter.

2. Wilson Bentley dedicated his life to_______________.

a. saving the beauty of winter.

b. finding a way to invent a new snow shovel.

c. drawing snow scenes.

d. saving the beauty of every snowflake.

3. He was born in 1865 in what town and state?

a. Snowflake, Vermont.

b. Billings, Montana.

c. Bentley, Wisconsin.

d. Jericho, Vermont.

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4. When drawing snowflakes failed, what method did Wilson use to preserve

snowflakes?

a. painting snow.

b. taking movies.

c photographing snow.

d. freezing snowflakes.

5. Wilson Bentley wrote a book titled___________.

a. Snowflakes.

b. Snow is Falling

c. Snowflake Man

d. Snow Crystals

6. What was Wilson Bentley’s nickname?

a. “Snowflake” artist

b. “Snowflake” Bentley.

c. Bentley the “Snowman.”

d. “Snowflake” Jericho