First, the children will gather the materials for creating their beaded snowflake:
|Tray with snowflake pipe cleaners; assortment of beads; small tray for gathering beads.|
Then, they will place the beads on the snowflake:
Lastly, the shape is stapled to black card stock and the children are asked if they would like to share their thoughts or make a story about their snowflake. This will be recorded on the the white paper on the documentation page:
|Beaded Snowflake documentation.|
Not only do we begin to better understand the child, but we are also allowing them another opportunity to observe the action of writing. I also appreciate how the simple step of writing the child’s thoughts and ideas brings an entirely new dimension to the child’s work.