It is sometimes difficult for children to understand the concept of adjectives. To get the used to the idea, I had the class make a snowflake and then think of words to describe it.
Each month, I use the big die-cut to make sticker charts for the kids. If I see them working on task, or following directions I place a sticker on the back of their hand and they place it on the chart during a transition time. For January, I used the snowflake die-cut, and I figured a way to use the extra part of the paper from the punch out.
Here are the sticker charts.
Here are the extra papers from the punch out.
I taped the snowflake print to a blue piece of construction paper so the students could finger paint the part of the paper that was showing. Once we lifted the snowflake paper, a beautiful art piece was reviled!
Here are some examples of the finished products.
We also added a touch of glitter to give it some extra detail!
I let the snowflakes dry over night and we brainstormed the next day about words that described our snowflakes. I made a Circle Map (a graphic organizer) with my snowflake in the middle and I asked the students to give me words about the snowflake. I gave them the sentence to say: "My snowflake is ______" and I wrote their ideas around our Circle Map.
Once we brainstormed as a class, I asked the students to come back in groups and I asked them to tell me describing words about their snowflake and I wrote them around their paper. This project wasn't to practice penmanship, but to assess and see if they understood adjectives. They all did!
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