Living in Maryland, in a typical year we have 2 or 3 days when our local schools are closed due to snow. In rare, disappointing years, we have none. But every few years the snow days just keep coming. This has been one of those years! (Note my exceedingly rare use of an exclamation point…..)
Personally, both as an educator and as a dad, I welcome the snow days…at least until we use up the number allowed for in the school calendar and face sacrificing 80 degree June days to make up the time. Sleeping a little later than usual. Slowing down a little for a day or two without homework, practices, or other evening activities. Getting outside to build snowmen or sled. All of these strike me as a healthy change of pace for my students, for my own children, and even for Mrs. DKB and myself.
This year the timing of one storm was perfect, giving us two days at home during the Winter Olympics, and my 10 year old and I were inspired to create our own skeleton-ish experience. [Apologies for the rotation of the video. I’m looking at this as a learning experience.]
I will miss these days now and then later in the year. Not necessarily on one of those 80 degree days, but certainly at other times. Good times.