Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Snow

There were groans from the adults as the first snow flakes fluttered from the sky but the children squealed with delight. The activities on the playground quickly changed from ball tag and chase to building snowmen and forts.

There was a busy contentment that hung over the playground while some children diligently worked on their own projects, such as the fabulous snowman shown here, built solely by Arvid, and other children joined forces to make a fort that was constructed at the bottom of the playground. Once again the teachers were amazed by the team work and cooperation between children of all ages. Kindergarteners through 5th graders worked together to roll large snowballs into place and pack the cracks with snow. If only there had been more snow the fort could have been more then a partial wall.

The next day when the wind chill dropped below freezing, the children moaned and complained about not being able to go outside. A child's perspective on winter is often 180 degrees from that of the adults around them.

On that note, to have fun in the cold weather you need appropriate clothing. Make sure your child has: snow pants, coat, boots, hat, and mittens at school everyday. It is not a bad idea to have an extra pair of mittens and socks in the cubby in case one pair gets wet.

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