How to be a Snowflake

Day 21 – March SOLSC

This post is inspired by Lynne Dorfman’s post Things to do if you are a Daffodil.  When she was mentioning the mentor text she used, she also noted a mentor text I use with my first graders – How to Be by Lisa Brown.  We’ve only used the book as a mentor for our “how to” unit of study.  So, today I’m using Lisa Brown’s How to Be as a mentor for my poem “How to be a Snowflake.” (Currently the 4th Nor’easter of the month is dropping snow as I write)

How to be a Snowflake

Dance and twirl down from the heavy clouds above

Land gracefully upon the surfaces below

Kiss and tickle the noses of everyone you meet

Be luminous

Be beautiful

Be unique.

I’m excited to incorporate this mentor text and the one from Lynne’s blog into my First Grade Poetry unit!


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 

12 thoughts on “How to be a Snowflake

  1. Gkad to see you and Shelly have become acquainted. I have spent lots of time in Shelly’s kindergarten classes. Shelly’s kids are writers!

    Loved the snowflake poem, Jen. Love the great word choice and perfect verbs for this delicate piece. Reminds me how beautiful snowfall is. Guess I can put up with it and even appreciate it for a few more days! Thanks, Jen.

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    • I’m glad to be acquainted with both of you. Primary writers amaze me every single day. When I taught K, I was always amazed. And then making the move to first and seeing the writing continue to develop. Their little voices coming out in their writing. Puts a smile on my face!

      I tried to capture the beauty of the snow to try and not be bothered by yet more snow!


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