Snow Day GIVEAWAY!!!

For teachers and students alike, one of the most exciting things to hear during the winter is… “SNOW DAY!!!”  There is nothing better than getting an extra day tacked onto your weekend, or even a mid week break.

For me, the best part about a snow day isn’t watching day-time talk shows or doing some online shopping. It's actually being able to stay home in my hoodie footie PJ’s and blog, finish up projects for TPT, and of course getting ahead on my lesson planning.
Now, I know we are not all lucky enough to be living in an area where the words SNOW DAY are heard on a regular basis during the winter months…however… there is no need to fret.  The next best things (besides spending the day at home in your PJ’s) is having an 
IN SCHOOL SNOW DAY! 

Yes you heard me right…and In School Snow Day.  Now, I hate to rub it in, but as of 5:30pm tonight, I just got the call that tomorrow school will be closed due to an incoming blizzard… OH JOY!  I am already prepping for tomorrow’s day. As you can see I am already in my favorite pair of Hoodie Footies.


Ironically, today I held an In School Snow Day with my little kidets.  Normally, this mini unit takes me about 2-3 days, however we were able to pack a number of the activities into one day.

Here is a quick peek into some of today's activities:

We read The Snowman by Raymond Briggs and created a beginning/middle/end filled with details for the pictures book.


We worked on our informational writing by creating “How-To Make A Snowman” pieces.  To brainstorm as much details as we could for our writing task, we first made mini snowmen out of air drying clay.





We did a science experiment and made some snow!


(Please take a moment to read what one of my students wrote while describing how the insta snow smells… Yes, you are reading it right...it says that the insta snow smells like dog pee LOL.  This observation came from one of my sweetest little kidets! This was one of those teacher moments when you wish you had another adult in the room to laugh with!  And for the record, no the insta snow does not smell like dog pee lol)

And last but not least, we had a “sight word” snowball fight.

 Since our In School Snow Day unit is one of our favorite units, we decided to do a GIVEAWAY.  The unit is common core aligned and is jammed packed with hands on activities for your Firsties. For your chance to win this unit, all you have to do is follow our blog and write a comment listing your favorite things to do on a snowy day, and your email address...
we will pick two lucky winners at random on Sunday!



If you would like to purchase our unit you can click HERE to pick up your copy.

6 comments:

  1. This looks like a fun way to spend a day with my firsties!
    When we have a real snow day I like to spend the day in my pajamas catching up on books and baking.
    lydiamarieschaeffer@gmail.com

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    1. I totally agree, I love catching up on books on a snow day. Although, I think I'm a good baker, I leave the baking up to Lauren =)

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  2. I am a first grade teacher in Texas and believe me, we need LOTS of imagination to have a snow day. We usually have ice, not snow and most of the kids here do not know what it is like to stand in the quiet, still, cold and watch big, fat flakes drift gently to the ground around you. I would love to have your unit to use as inspiration to build our own snow day inside our classroom. Enjoy your day off - drink some hot cocoa, and think of me working in my classroom tomorrow (preparing for Monday) with high temps in the 60's in our forecast! judith_davis@allenisd.org :)

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  3. Hi Dana and Lauren! I'm loving your snow day attire...you look nice and cozy. Thank you for sharing "The Snowman" activity. That is something I will definitely put aside to do during our upcoming Narrative unit.

    I nominated your blog for an award on my blog! I hope you'll check it out!

    Meredith
    1, 2, Eyes On You!

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  4. SO FUN!!! I just found your blog. I'm your newest follower! Drop by to visit when you get a chance!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
    Rebe

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