“Oh the weather in here is frightful, but the writing is so delightful,” could have been the message of students who used their imaginations to explain why they wanted to live in a snow globe.
To shake up a fourth-grade writing standard, Paris Ridge Elementary teachers Amy Dyksterhouse, Bari Cane and Sarah Cox challenged students to write persuasive letters to their parents about where they would like to live inside a snow globe.
Students created their own globes using plastic plates on top of a scene they drew on construction paper, and included photos of themselves. They chose Alaska, Paris, Toronto and Detroit, among other destinations, as places they wouldn’t mind living in a world of swirling snowflakes.
But fourth-grader Liam Langeweg wasn’t feeling the winter weather, and instead created a rain globe so he could live in Madagascar. While visiting, he explained, he would plant trees, see animals and play in the rain.
Student Brayden Grant wants to live in the snow in “the middle of nowhere.” “I just drew it and it came to life,” he said.