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Did You Know Snow is Cold?

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I’ve always assumed that when snow is mentioned, we all understand its characteristics. It’s wet, white, made up of individual flakes, and, of course, very, very cold. Continue reading

Big Snow

snowSnow memories are so different than things are today.  First of all, we actually had a lot of snow, not the one to two inches we have lately.  Even this closes schools, businesses, you name it, for being bad weather, it is nothing like we used to have. Continue reading

The Dreaded Ice Derby

skatingAt what point do you decide that your child has to participate in an event or allow them to quit?  I’ve often wondered this over the years in relation to various kids’ activities, but especially when I think about my childhood. Continue reading

The Snow Police

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Kadon and Luka are excited about the snow–2009.

When I first started teaching, one of the first purchases I needed was a warm winter coat and snow pants for recess duty. Kids are all running around and warm, but the adults are just standing there–watching, protecting…policing. 

I think it is interesting how snow brings out the joy and excitement in children. One good snowfall and they are all rolling snowmen and trying to throw snowballs (without getting caught). Continue reading