So, I decided that when we were having a Pinterest kind of day we would give this project a shot. Wednesday was that day for us. We did this.
We really had a great time making snowflakes. When all was said and done, we had a blizzard in our little schoolroom. A mess for sure! That's alright for messes clean. Although, I am still picking up little pieces of paper off of the floor.
I figured there were lots of lessons to be learned from making snowflakes. So, we took our entire school day Wednesday and made these lovely little snowflakes. We talked about shapes. Triangles mostly...The types of triangles. There were bible and character lessons to be learned from making them. My most favorite moment is when Cooper was working on his first snowflake and was getting so frustrated. He was about ready to throw in the towel...in fact he had proclaimed he was done...when Lucie Rose walked up to see his snowflake and said, "Wow, Cooper that is soooo pretty! That is the best snowflake I ever saw."Cooper just grinned from ear to ear and kept on working and making more snowflakes. Along the way, throughout the day, we talked about how each snowflake was unique from the other. We talked about how God created us all different also. We listened to music about snowflakes. I intended to write poems but we never got around it. I spent the rest of the day hanging those little boogers. We learned how to follow directions (something I am not always good at). With each snowflake we made, we got more and more confident and we got better with the process. It was fun. The kiddos got bored long before I did. I guess that is why I got stuck hanging them.