- 出版社: Random House Books for Young Readers (2013年10月29日)
- 图书馆装订: 32页
- 读者对象: 3 - 7 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0375973281
- 条形码: 9780375973284
- 商品尺寸: 24.7 x 0.9 x 25.2 cm
- 商品重量: 567 g
- ASIN: 0375973281
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Snowflakes Fall (英语) 图书馆装订 – 2013年10月29日
Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2013:
"Adults can share this book to address tragic events, discuss grief and the recovery process, and remind children of the precious beauty of life."
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2013:
"This is a graceful homage to the inevitable seasons of life and remembrances of loved ones and times past. Whether or not they are familiar with loss and grief, children will feel the healing power of this hopeful, uplifting book."
From the Hardcover edition.
PATRICIA MACLACHLAN is best known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she attended the University of Connecticut and has written more than a dozen stories for children including Baby and Journey. She now lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband.
STEVEN KELLOGG has published over 100 award-winning books for children, among them The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Johnny Appleseed, and the Pinkerton books. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design where he became intrigued by the picture book format. He lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, for 35 years with his family, where he was an active member of the community. He now lives in Essex, New York, with his wife.
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MacLachlan’s poem and Steven Kellogg’s memorable illustrations normalizes and celebrates the power of change, childhood memories, deep loss and renewal through the natural cycle of seasonal life.
SNOWFLAKES FALL is a wonderful grief and loss resource for parents and the classroom library to extend learning in the areas of Art, Language Arts, Science and Social studies. Some ideas I came up with while reading the story for Social Studies are to ask the question if your family, town or community hold special events during different seasons of the year. Does your town or community have fall festivals, corn mazes, and a great pumpkin race or grow the largest tomatoes, watermelons or pumpkins? During winter does your community have ice carving contests, ice fishing or swimming, community sing-a-longs or snowball fort building contests? Does spring season produce community gardens, best yard contests, or community wide clean-ups? In summer are there big birthday bashes for your town or country? Note the differences that take place during each season, cultural area and how change happens when we least expect it. Make comparisons of the things we can change (i.e. clothing, shoes and hair, food we eat) and what we can’t control (game outcomes, weather, & etc.) and how the changes make us feel.
Science brings out a time to explore change and how ice crystals form in snow ice cream. Discuss how the liquid changes form when frozen and make comparisons with frozen water. Take shaved ice and look at it under a microscope, then take an ice cream crystal and look at it under a microscope. Discuss if they are different.
Art and Language Arts take photographs during all four seasons of your environment. Write about the differences you notice. Build a snowman cut out of paper snowflakes. Write about your feelings while you were making a snowman out of paper. Draw a snow angel and write down what your wish would be if you could send the angel anywhere. Footprints in the snow is a great time to discuss how we see footprints during other times of the year (i.e. in the mud, wet sand or cement).