Today we awoke to beautiful drifts of snow, tree limbs bending low under the snow’s weight, and big snowflakes falling gently to the ground. Today is a true snow day. For those who don’t experience the beauty of a snow day often, it is a real gift.
So here is my Snow Day Challenge for you:
Mrs. Amri measured 6 inches of snow in Tigard
- Be your neighborhood’s junior meteorologist. Find a ruler and measure the snowfall amount in inches. Take a picture of yourself as you are taking the measurement. Send me the picture and the number of inches. I will add them to this blog post.
- Send me a picture of you enjoying a snow day activity
- Write a snow day poem (Haiku = a 3 line poem, 17 syllables in the pattern of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) or any other type of poem. The beauty of nature is very inspirational.
- Write a snowy day story (narrative or imaginative)
- Write a Snowy Day Math Problem for us to solve. Be sure to solve it yourself. Share it with the class. Send it to me and I can post them.
- Start a Gratitude Journal at home. Start by writing the things you are grateful for with a snowy day. Think of all the reasons that snow is important for us here in the Northwest.
Here’s to you for sending us some photos!
Junior Meteorologist Georgia measuring 3.5 inches of snow
Sledding down a big hill
Junior Meteorologist Isaac measuring 8 inches of snow in the Fox Hills neighborhood.
Catching some air on this sled run
Junior Meteorologist Emma measured 6 inches at Stafford.
Giant snow person with a nice hat and scarf.
Junior Meteorologist Chloe measured 10 inches in the Marylhurst Heights neighborhood.
A most excellent sled.
Junior Meteorologist Noah took advantage of all this snow and built a gigantic, 8.5 foot snow person. Bravo Noah, Carson, Cooper, Jackson and Ben!
Junior Meteorologist Xander measured 7 inches.
Giant snowball ready to go down the slide.
Junior Meteorologist Kiera measured 4 inches of snow on Ribera Road.
Junior Meteorologists Kiera and Elliott were busy helping clear a fallen tree from their street along with other neighborhood heroes (from right) Elliott, Nico, David, Thomas, Phillip, Kieran, Kiera, Pela and Django.
Junior Meteorologist Cooper doing some night skiing in the Fox Hill neighborhood.
Building a snow cave.
Junior Meteorologist Eva measured 3.5 inches of snow in the the Fox Hill neighborhood.
Yet another monster-sized snow person in the Fox Hill area. How do they do that?
The ultimate sledding experience. Thank you Winter!
Emma is the first to write a Winter math story for us. Thanks, Emma!
Junior Meteorologist Claire measured 11.5 inches of snow.
The perfect snow slide!
Junior Meteorologist Ira measured 3 inches of snow
Isaac wrote for us another math story. Thanks Isaac!
Our first Winter Haiku. Thanks Cooper!
Cooper’s Winter Math Story: a whopper of a challenge. Thanks Cooper!
Cooper’s rhyming poem about a popular treat: chocolate!
Eva’s math problem: There are 12 icicles hanging from the roof. If 9 fall down, how many icicles are left? Solve the problem and leave the answer in a comment at the bottom of this post. Thanks Eva!
A free verse poem:
The snow is falling while I sip hot cocoa sitting by the warm fire watching a husky running around. Yay!
Junior Meteorologist Max measured 7 inches of snow at his house.
Here is the proof with his tape measure.
Find a class mate or two in your neighborhood and do one or more of these activities together. Just last week we invited our buddies, Mrs. Gilkey’s class, to read an article from our Time for Kids with us about what to do if we begin to lose too many days because of snow.
Let’s show what we know about determination and perseverance. We won’t let a little snow get in our way of sharing the joy of learning together. Send me some of your pictures and writing to post.
Let’s get to it!
Snow Day fun here we come!
Which of the challenges will you do?