I cannot tell you how thrilled we are at our house this week to finally have gotten some decent snow that stuck to the ground. It seems we have had a rather pathetic 2 winters here in the midwest. Nonetheless, we finally got our snow and made our fun into a little learning adventure.
We took some time to follow the directions in The Secret Life of a Snowflake on how to properly fold the paper to make a hexagonal snowflake and took a moment to review what a hexagon is. We learned that most snowflakes are hexagons having 6 branches coming from the center. We also learned that once in awhile they have only three branches.