Play in the Snow

Kids Playing in the Snow
Playing in the Snow
I heard, a few days ago, from a teacher who was using Class Blogmeister, even though it was being blocked by their school district. The teacher gives assignments, which students submit and engage in conversations about outside of the classroom. The other day, she wrote:

..we had a snow day so the students were off. That day I had more students at home working on Classblogmeister than any other day. It felt good to know that the students were taking it serious and blogging.

On a snow day they should have been out sledding but instead some were taking the time to update their posts and answer the assignments. It was a great day for me!

This fascinates me, though I hope that those kids spent some of their snow day sledding or building snow castles. I think it’s great that students are so engaged by communicative class work. But some of my fondest memories are of crackling snow crust, icy sled rides down the hill by our house (which seemed so intimidating then), and fierce snowball battles across West 2nd Street.

Of course I could count on the fingers of my hands the total descent snows we had, as I was growing up.


Image Citation:
Guthier, Christian. “BBC Snowball Advert?.” Net_ Efekt’s Photostream. 8 Feb 2007. 8 Feb 2008 <http://flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/383891837/>.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.