Saturday, January 20, 2018

The *S* Word

Kids aren't the only ones that anticipate a Snow Day!  Teacher's love them too! 
Monday was an Inservice Day for teachers.  It was MLK Day so students had the day off.  At the end of the day, our principal called a short meeting.  At the end of said meeting...he said, "Be sure to turn your pajamas inside out, flush ice cubes down the toilet, and put a spoon under your pillow."  Now, this may seem strange to many of you...but we, as educators, understand this!  It is the SNOW DAY RITUAL!  We usually tell our students to do this when there is snow in the forecast...however, they weren't in school that day.  Now we take this seriously, because in middle Tennessee...we don't see much snow....So that night...this is what I did....

I did just what our principal asked us to do....and it got us...NOT 1... NOT 2... NOT 3... but 4 SNOW DAYS!  WHOOP! WHOOP!

But it gets better!  Our superintendent makes everything just announcing that there was a SNOW DAY would be too he comes up with a cool video for each day that we get off....If you want to know just how cool...then check out these links.....
Dr. Dan's Snow Places
It's Cool, There is No School

The latter video was recognized nationwide...not THAT is what's COOL!
That reminds me of a favorite children's author, Lester Laminack...and his Snow Day book...You will have to check it out to see why I love this book so much!
I remember playing in the snow as a kid.  We built snowmen, sledded down our big hill, had snowball fights until we couldn't feel our fingers or toes. 
We would head back inside, pull off all of our wet clothes and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Once we were warmed up, we'd be ready for round two outdoors! 
Now, I still love SNOW and a snow day off from school...but I don't go outdoors as much as I did as a kid or when my boys were young.  Now, I prefer to watch from the window....cuppa coffee or hot chocolate in my pups run circles round and round the backyard and stop for an occasional bite of snow.  lol 
It was hard to believe, but yes, this first snow of the season that we got this week, ended up with 4 days off from school!!!  Wow!  I've enjoyed the snow from indoors and gotten lots of things accomplished INSIDE !  If you missed my Snow Day Project, you can read it here.

So what do you like the best about Snow?  I'd love to hear all about it!
Warm Winter Blessings
Chippy White Cottage.



  1. Almost too many snow days. Thanks for visiting my blog today - nice to meet you Rebecca.

  2. I really love that sled! What a sweet post. We are getting some snow as I write. I love it but not the cold. It's very nice to be here to stopand say hello. ENjoy your week. HPS!

  3. Oh my goodness, I have never heard of that fun little ritual for a snow day, I am going to have to try it! Last year we got so much snow but this year we are in the 50's in January. I work for a college so I get snow days too and could sure use one!


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