Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

I'm wearing my pajamas inside out tonight.

By the end of the school day, my colleagues and I had checked the weather reports often enough, that we had to discuss snow closings with the children "just in case". We explained three different scenarios: the delayed opening, the early dismissal, and the glorious snow day, my favorite of the three. Listen to the radio, watch the local television station, don't call the school.

My kids were so psyched. I told them about the American custom of wearing your inside-out pjs to bed. They laughed at the idea. They thought it even funnier when I confided in them that, when I get that 6 am call, I plan to jump right back in to bed.

"Why would you do that?"

So my 4th graders are in their beds tonight, hoping for the excitement of playing in the snow tomorrow, an event they may have only lived once or twice before. A snow day is a most magical event in a newcomer's experience.

It is also a most treasured and well-deserved break for an exhausted teacher.

What do you do in anticipation of a snow day? Please share, so I can tell my kids about it next week. Not tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a snow day.


Saii said...

here in Guatemala, it's NEVER gonna happen...
If for some miracle we had a snow day, we would all be so EXCITED! everybody had their cameras ready


Jennifer said...

Hope you enjoyed your snow day. I've been hearing so much about snow from various bloggers, friends and family that I actually find myself missing it!

I remember that fabulous feeling of a day of reprieve!