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November Nature Observation

November Nature Observation

Written By: Anders Kjendal

Teacher: Presbytera Maria

Issue: Set to Appear in the December Issue of the Newsletter

“Do you want to build a snow man? Come on let’s go and play,” Anna asked Elsa in FROZEN. I certainly did, and I did it! This nature observation will be all about snow, snow, and more snow.


It all started on November 15th, 2018. At around 7:00 PM, it started to snow. Heavily. By 10:30 we had almost an inch of snow, and it kept snowing. By morning we had about 1.4 inches of snow. When I came back from taking our dog for a walk I decided to build a snowman. Now, most of you probably know how to build a snow man, but I will explain how to for Jerome’s sake. I picked up a handful of moist snow, rolled it into a snowball, and threw it at a tree. I did this a couple times, and then I rolled three more snowballs and stacked them up on each other. My mother donated a carrot shred and a bunch of raisins. Here is my poem about snow. As I have told most of you, I am related to Emily Dickinson, so that must be why I love writing poetry.


Snow, the whitest thing around.
Snow, small flurries of white,
Drifting to the ground.
What a beautiful thing that God has made,
So cold and so bright.
It keeps best in the shade.


Three of the main reasons that my topic is snow is that it is one the most beautiful things I have ever seen, and that whenever I see it it reminds me of Christ’s Glorious and Third Day Resurrection. Also, I like to rub in that I got snowball snow instead of Jerome.

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