VIP Class Notes (Li)[R]


Draw a snowman and tell me what he is made of.



eg. Jack put the bucket on the snowman’s head to make a hat.

eg. I filled the bucket with water to clean the house.

sausage: 热狗

eg. I can smell grilled sausages from the window.

eg. She likes to eat sausages with ketchup.

pine cone: 松果,松球

eg. She used the pine cone to make the snowman’s nose.

decorate: 装饰

eg. Her sister decorated her room with toys.

eg. She decorated the cake herself.


Naoko’s mother helped her put on her winter clothes and promised to watch her from the window.

“You can play until your father comes home,” her mother said.

Naoko ran outside to Jack’s yard and asked if she could help him finish his snowman.

“Yes, please help me,” Jack said. “My father will be home from work very soon.”

“Okay. What can I do?” Naoko asked.

“I built my snowman’s body with two snowballs. I need to roll one more for my snowman’s head.”

“But snowmen only have two snowballs. One is for the body and one is for the head, ” Naoko said.

“No, snowmen always have three snowballs,” Jack said. “I don’t think I need you to help me after all.”

Jack picked up some snow and made it into a small snowball. He got on his knees and rolled the snow away from Naoko to make the snowman’s head.

Naoko walked into her own yard and began to build her own snowman.

“I don’t want to build a snowman with Jack anyway,” she thought to herself. “I’m going to make my own.”

Naoko rolled two big balls of snow and put them on top of each other. When she finished that she took off her hat and scarf and decorated the snowman. Lastly, she found some sticks and pine cones and made her snowman’s eyes and mouth and arms. Her mother clapped from the window.

Jack made a hat for his snowman with his bucket. He used his mother’s sewing buttons for the eyes and mouth. Lastly, he added a carrot for the snowman’s nose. After he finished, Jack’s mother smiled and pointed. His father was driving up the street.