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 Remind.com 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?