Snowflake Bentley

IMG_3205As part of our unit of study around nonfiction, we read an amazing biography the other day called Snowflake Bentley.  Snowflake Bentley is the story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont.  Bentley loved snowflakes more than anything else in the world and used a special microscope/camera to capture images of snowflakes and document their great beauty and variety.  The story was a great example of one of our class mottos: Never give up!  In first/second grade we also worked very hard to create our own very complicated snowflakes out of paper to decorate our classroom.  We also watched a slideshow of some of Bentley’s snowflake photos, which you can see here.

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