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Yesterday was our first day back after 2 weeks of winter break.
The students were amazing. Engaged. Slightly tired. Ready to Work.
Then, it started to snow. And I mean Winter Storm-Wind Blowing-Only Can You Get in the Middle of the Midwest Snow. And when the snow-blowing started outside my window? Forget about it. Snow Blower 1-Mrs. Limback-0.
When you are 6 and 7, there is nothing more amazing then the snow that flies through the air when the snow blower roars by your classroom. I know as their teacher, this is a distraction that you celebrate, embrace. And yet, the classroom keeps moving. It moves best when there are books. Here are 3 books we read yesterday in the middle of the first major snow at school:
This was a great book to remind us to be kind to one another, even if it doesn't seem fair. If you know first graders, you know that Fair is important. We had an amazing discussion about kindness and sharing. A great way to start our time back at school and rebuild our community.
While stuck inside for recess, we shared Art and Max. We giggled. We cheered when Art (Arthur) was put back together. We looked at that page again and again. And then we painted.
And at the end of the day, when 3 kids hugged me announced they were tired, and asked to go home; we sat down and read this story. Spoiler Alert: Our favorite part was when we realized it was the cat telling the story.
If you are keeping score--now it's Snow Blower 1; Mrs. Limback 3. :) I know how to calm the storm. Get out the books.