Although they are technically called ‘days off due to inclement weather’ (I do remember a few days off in years past that were due to hurricanes), we all refer to them as snow days. Those wonderful days off of school that occur regardless of our plans. And it doesn’t matter how disruptive they are of our schedules and plans, we love them (and always want more – even if it means a calendar adjustment!)
Snow days are a joy! A chance to sleep a little bit later, or if we’re already up before the call is made, a chance to just relax and enjoy the day.
Some may consider a snow day a wasted day. But of course, a day off of school is not wasted time. Any day that brings us some pleasure is definitely not wasted! And teachers often spend part of their days off working; preparing lesson plans, grading papers, completing reports.
Students can also make good use of these days. Along with sleeping in, relaxing, playing in the snow, watching TV or playing video games, there can be a little time for ‘school work’. Practicing their reading and math skills, reviewing their spelling words or class notes, these are great ways to keep learning and exercising those brains!
No one knows when or how many ‘Snow Days’ we will be blessed with this year. Enjoy them when they arrive and please encourage some time spent learning!