Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Face-sized snow flakes

About 2:30 today my students started squealing and cheering. "Look! It's snowing." In all my years I don't think I have ever seen such huge snowflakes. The kids were so excited, they ran to the door. The adult in me knew better, but the child in me took over. I opened the front door and told the kids to chase me. We ran in a small circle, laughing and shouting. We looked up at the sky and caught one of those face-sized snowflakes. Then we darted indoors to warm up and sing our snowflake song: I saw a little snowflake sailing through the sky. It winked at me and landed in my eye. I saw a little snowflake sailing south; it winked at me and landed in my mouth.

That spontaneous and relevant activity lasted no more than fifteen seconds, but it resulted in a delightful memory for all of us. Sometimes you have to give in to a whim.

4 comments:

BECKY said...

You're the 3rd person that I've heard from about monstrous sized snowflakes today!! That's awesome that the kiddos were able to see and enjoy them....and the kiddo in YOU! We had some pretty snowflakes, but more or less "normal" size. I also heard "pancake" size, and "baseball" size! Lucky people!!

Linda O'Connell said...

You would have to see it to believe it. It was truly the most awesome snow ever. Hope you're having fun at your retreat.

K9friend said...

What's snow for, if not to enjoy? Glad you and your students had fun!

Tammy said...

I think that's why your writing is such a joy to read...you know how to embrace your inner child, be spontaneous and play on paper, too!