Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow Day Assignment

Has anyone else had snow and cold days over the last couple weeks?  We took day 7 yesterday.  I have not given assignments on snow days in the past, but I thought I'd give it a try.

I was going through my BlogLovin' feed and catching up on reading.  I read a post from Primary Pack about rhyming show and tell.  My kiddos have been asking for show and tell, so I decided this was the perfect activity for them to do on a snow day!

I contacted families via e-mail and to tell them about the assignment.  I don't have 100% of families using either type of communication, but between the 2, all families were contacted.  I made the "assignment" optional because I thought if they really wanted show and tell, they will do it.  Students were asked to bring 2 items that rhyme.  My only requirement was that they fit in the child's backpack.

13 out of 18 of my friends brought something for Show and Tell!  I was very impressed with that.  Those that didn't just thought of 2 words that rhymed and shared them with the class when it was their turn.

This was a quick, easy way to add some learning to their unexpected day at home.  I got positive feedback from parents as well.

Do you give your students assignments on snow/cold days?


  1. We were out for a snow day today. I was trying to think of a good activity my students could do at home. This is a great idea! We are out tomorrow so I will be stealing your idea. Thanks for sharing!!
    Mrs.Christy’s Leaping Loopers

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Christy! I hope your kiddos love it as much as mine did. One even brought something in today because he said his mom never told him on Tuesday. I thought that was success that he thought it was cool enough to do.