Wahoo Elementary 3rd Graders Create a Blizzard at the City Library!
Reading Lesson Enhanced with Art Project
Each of the 84 third grade students at Wahoo Elementary created a unique snowflake that is on display this month at the Wahoo Library.
As part of their reading curriculum, third graders read the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, and research the life of William Bentley. Bentley was the first person to photograph and document the shape of snowflakes in the early 1800’s.
After reading about his life in their classrooms, the third graders got to see a video of his photographs in art class. While studying the photographs, students discussed the different types of symmetry they discovered in the unique shapes of the snowflakes.
Students then created their own snowflakes using radial symmetry, and created patterns to finish their snowflake designs.