Tangram Snowflakes 

Second grade students incorporated their math skills in the creation of these beautiful snowflakes.  I borrowed the tangram blocks from the second grade teachers so that students could use them to design interesting snowflakes with identifiable geometric shapes.  As a class, we discussed how snowflakes are unique and detailed, each one with six sides.  We looked at a variety of different real-life snowflakes for inspiration during the brainstorming process.  Then, each student chose a variety of shapes to use in the creation of their six-sided geometric snowflake.  They traced these shapes with pencil and sharpie and colored them in with crayons.  For the finishing touch, each student cut out a coordinating background for their snowflake and added just a touch of glitter on top to make it sparkle.

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