We found out yesterday that a Snow Day in May is soooooo much fun! :)
We didn't get a real snow day this year so we made one in our classroom yesterday while we reviewed some important first grade skills. We voted on favorite snow day treats and graphed them, practiced snow facts (double digit addition and subtraction), did a word sort, discussed main idea, author's purpose, and did some writing activities!
And, of course it wouldn't be a snow day without some snowflakes and snowmen so we made those too.
We ended the day by making snow cones!! These were such a hit!! My mom came in to help make the snow cones and I'm so glad she did. She's a college professor, but always enjoys visiting my room and seeing my sweet little first graders. My nephew calls her Nana so that's what my kiddos called her too and she loved that! :)
Thanks for coming in, Nana!
Check out these pictures of the fun we had:
These are the snowflakes they made. They were allowed to hang them up somewhere in the room. The little guy on the door is Flat Freddie. One of my kiddos made him earlier in the year when she took home our friend Flat Stanley. I have an entire Flat Stanley pack available if you want to do it.
My kiddos LOVED it!
This little guy worked so hard on his snowman.
Look at all of these cute snowmen! The pink one on the bottom is a 'summer' snowman! Check out that tropical shirt! :) We wrote about how to make a snowman too.
We read a book titled Snowy Winter Day and then discussed the main idea and author's purpose. Check out the snowflakes on the Smart Board and our pink snow woman. :)
Here's Nana making delicious snow cones! Check out her scarf and boots....she was prepared for our Snow Day!
So, that was our fun Snow Day! If you would like to have a Snow Day in May with your kiddos you can purchase my snow day pack at my store! There are definitely enough activities to last a few days. This is a fun way to spend a couple of days at the end of the school year reviewing skills.
My kiddos brought in their snow day gear too and sunglasses for when we went outside to eat our snow cones. We definitely got some questioning looks when walking around with boots, scarves, hats, and gloves on but it was so fun! It was almost 80 degrees yesterday outside, but it was snowy in our room!
I think the favorite part of the day was the snowball fight!! I had to set some boundaries, but the kids had a great time. No injuries happened and they followed my directions so it was a good time for all. I mean, really.....what's a snow day with no snowball fight?!?! :)
One more thing before I go. Jen at Hello Mrs. Sykes has reached 200 followers and is having a big giveaway. She asked several bloggers to donate to her giveaway and I donated my Snow Day in May! Make sure you stop by and enter!!