Unlike all the other districts in the county, my district did not have a snow day today. However, since my school is a center-based program that services students from all districts in the county, on days like today when other districts are closed (and therefore not providing transportation for their students to our program), we have very few students who actually show up. This is not entirely unusual; our district is an urban, high-poverty district so they are loathe to close because many kids will miss their free breakfast and lunch on snow days and may not eat that day. We are notorious for never closing. But it does make other-district snow days kind of frustrating for our program.
So, I had 3 students today. There are four adults (including myself) who work in my room. Yup, that's a higher-than-1:1 ratio. The (lucky?) kids who made it to school got so tired of all that one-on-one attention. Work work work work!
We actually began the day with no power at school...no heat...no phones or computers or warm water or hot breakfast...thankfully, the power and heat and everything came back on an hour and a half into the school day!
So, what did we do on our Snow Day That Wasn't? (other than regular "school stuff," that is)
Since it was relatively "warm" outside today (we go outside very infrequently in the winter, because of various students' health issues that make very cold weather dangerous -- but today it was above freezing - safer, not to mention great packing snow!), we decided to make a snowman after lunch. Two of my three boys who were at school had never made one before!
Since it was above freezing today, our snowman melted enough to fall over by the time I left at the end of the day...but it was fun while it lasted!