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.
Every snowflake is different and unique. What are some ways that you are unique and different from your friends and family members?
Listen as I read the poem “Falling Snow”. See if you hear any rhyming words.
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.
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!
A technique is a way of doing something.
Foolishness is showing a lack of good sense.
To inspire is to stir the mind.
Evaporate is to change from a liquid to a gas.
A microscope is a device use to look at things that are really small.
To magnify something is to make it larger.
Negatives are images on film from which prints can be made.
A blizzard is a heavy snowstorm.
A biography tells about a person’s life and is written by another person.
*information about why the person is important.
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.
1. Is it possible to find two snowflakes that are exactly alike?
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.
4. When drawing snowflakes failed, what method did Wilson use to preserve
a. painting snow.
b. taking movies.
c photographing snow.
d. freezing snowflakes.
5. Wilson Bentley wrote a book titled___________.
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