Celebrate XIX: In Which I Celebrate Snow Days??????

Wow. What a week. 
Two major snowstorms.
One on Monday. One on Thursday, a blizzard that went into Friday.
And it was conferences week.
And we only had two days of school.

But there were things to

Discover. Play. Build.

My friend Ruth Ayres has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about sharing your own celebrations. So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating. 

1. Well timed days off
We only had ONE snow day because we had Monday off for President's Day, so while other schools missed the day, we were already home! Because of conferences, Friday was a compensation day, so, again, we had the day off. Only Thursday ended up being a snow day. WooHoo!  We have six days as it is to make up. We didn't need anymore!

2. Technology to the rescue
Our next speech contest is next Saturday. Missing all these days really hurts us. BUT, since we are a one to one school, all our kids have computers and most of them have internet.  I've been practicing with some students via Facetime on our Macs.  We set up a time through the Facebook page and PRESTO, rehearsal time!

3.  Hints of Spring
Even though we are buried under tons of snow, the other day as I walked from my car to the school I noticed something important. THE SUN FELT WARM ON MY FACE.  There was snow and the air was chilly, but the sun had warmth to it and that is something to cheer about.

So, there you are. A few of my things to celebrate this week.  Be sure to hop on over to Ruth's blog and share yours!


  1. Warm sunshine brightens the spirit and body. Glad you were able to practice through technology. How wonderful!

  2. I keep finding it so hard to believe that so many of you in the east have all that snow, and snow days. We seem to be always on the southern edge of the storms, only get the extreme cold. Happy that the day 'count' worked out for you this week, Deb. And fantastic with the skyping rehearsals, clever! Hope the coming week is "all" week!

  3. You are so right about the hints of spring within this season of endless snow and ice. While my driveway is covered in a river of ice once again, the warm, delusional sun is inviting us outside to embrace its warmth! Glad you were able to find the good in all the challenges of the week!

  4. Lucky you to have a 1:1 school, what a difference it makes for those lost days!

  5. The bright sunshine makes it feel much warmer than it is. I want to believe that spring is coming! Amazing timing for your district. I love your tweets about technology; I am always learning something new!

  6. Hooray for sunshine, and hooray for technology that lets us connect with students and make the most of time.

  7. I'm in Denver with Linda. Lots of super cold, indoor recess days but no snow days, so I'm having a hard time imagining that only a few states away you are buried. I'm fascinated by your use of Face Time. What a cool use of technology!

  8. I like how you take such a good use of technology during the snow days. It's not the first time you mention it.


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