Saturday, May 19, 2012

A *SNOW DAY* in May is soooooo Fun!!

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!!


Jenn Long said...

I love your snow day idea!

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Ms. Jessica said...

So adorable! I absolutely love this idea for helping the kids forget about the heat!

Have you heard the story "Paul Bunyan and the Popcorn Blizzard?" It would go along perfect with your day! In the story, it was so hot outside that the corn that was growing on stalks popped and everyone thought the popcorn was snow. The characters ended up forgetting how hot it was because of all the "snow!" I always thought it was just a joke... but if it got your kids outside with hats and scarves in 80 degree weather it must have actually worked!

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Rachel Seymour said...

Jessica- I will have to get that book for next year! That would be a great addition!

My kiddos didn't wear their snow day gear outside though...they just wore it while they were in my classroom. They brought sunglasses to wear outside! :) It was just funny that the day we had our snow day it was 80 degrees outside.

It's been a joke in my classroom about how we were sad that we didn't get a snow day this year. We decided to have one ourselves and use the day to practice some skills we've learned! It was a great way to practice!!

Unknown said...

Love it! Snow Days are so much fun!!
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Jessica Ann Stanford said...

This is so cute!

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Heidi said...

Such a cute idea :)I am your newest follower.

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Miss Foote said...

Your ideas are great. I am a new follower.

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Co-Kindering said...

I am so glad that I just found your blog! I love your snowday in May ideas. We always have give back snowdays in May so this would be perfect! I have a new blog and I would love for you to stop by! I am looking forward to following you!

Miss DeCarbo said...

This looks SO fun!! :)

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Unknown said...

I love this idea! We only got one snow day so I know how you feel! Thanks for following my blog!

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