There will never be a sweeter thing to hear
That a potential no-school snow day looms near.
I’m constantly looking -refreshing my District’s page,
Because snow days are exciting, regardless of age.
At last! Hooray! A snow day is called!
And now, what glorious adventures could befall?
Snow Days are almost a “Southern Tradition” in schools. Many teachers and children have even developed a “Snow Dance” to help the snow gods realize we needed a little break.
This year, the snow gods delivered. Schools across the county were called off on Friday. Amazingly paired with Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, we had a glorious 4-day weekend to look forward to. Now, we teachers will always admit to loving Snow Days. Most days of being “on the job” require us to lesson plan, attend professional development sessions. There is a huge undertaking as a teacher of planning out your days in advance. Even if we need to be absent for a specific reason, we have to leave meticulous plans for our substitute, so our little student angels can still learn and have a great day. Hopefully one that doesn’t leave them with free time to try and torture the substitute.
So what do teachers do on snow days?
Well, we SHOULD get caught up on household chores: laundry, dusting, mopping, vacuuming, sorting, organizing, purging, scrubbing, etc.
What do we actually do?
We binge on TV shows or hang out with friends. We read books and snuggle our babies. Our snow days are just as full as our work days, but they are filled with the good stuff in life that we sometimes miss in the hectic day to day. And that’s why I, as a teacher, LOVE snow days.
And wait, what’s that I hear?
ANOTHER Winter Storm Warning appears?
Could it be? So fortunate to have another on Tuesday?
Let the heavens rejoice! It’s going to be such a good day!