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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Snowy Day

^ The snowpocalypse weekend to be exact.

Maryland hasn't seen this much snow in quite a while, and this blizzard sure did some damage.  Living in the city, I had the luxury of being able to leave the house every day whether it was to go for a short walk to the bars (which all were in fact open) or head up the street to the park and go sledding.  Of course parking has been and will continue to be a nightmare until the mounds of snow finally melt away.  Believe it or not, there are still many streets here that have yet to be touched by a plow.  People here have been territorial of the parking spots they broke their backs to shovel out, but come on guys, we're all in this together.  I think the cabin fever has got to us all.  Hopefully, if you were affected by the snow this weekend, you were able to get out and enjoy the beauty of it all in some way.

Before all the snow fell, we read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Then we made magic snow paint and created these snowy day illustrations.  It was SNOW much fun!  (Eh, eh? No?)  Alright, well whenever I return to school, I know my kiddos are going to have many snow stories to tell me about.  What better time to practice narrative writing?  We'll be writing about our snowy days which will be displayed with our snowy day illustrations.




How adorable!  Can you believe this only took about 15 minutes to make and complete?!  One of my kids said, "You know, Ms. Chin, that actually was a really fun activity!"  (Thanks... I think?)  If you want to try this in your classroom, you can find where I got the snow paint idea from by clicking here and you can download the snowy day writing template here or click the picture below:
 

Along with shoveling, more shoveling, crafting, watching too many Nicholas Sparks movies, finishing report card grades, and eating Chinese food left overs, I also got to play around with my GoPro this weekend!


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