When life gives you a snow day, you smile and rejoice!
When life gives you a snow day during a week in which you already only had three scheduled days of school due to mid-winter break, you panic when you realize that now you only have a TWO day week.
If you're me, you probably fly by the seat of your pants a little bit.
Well, that happened today after yesterday's snow day and Monday and Tuesday's already planned days off. True story.
I was trying to shove helping verbs down my students' throats and was trying to think of a more fun way to do it than what I was doing... so I pulled up the Hunting for Helping Verbs file I made to display the little poster to help define helping verbs.
And then I arrowed down (like how I just made that verb up?) to the next page which was page one of a classroom hunt. Well (thank you snow day for ruining the chance of having time for a classroom hunt this week) I had them pull out their white boards and we did the hunt as it was displayed on the screen and, instead of walking around the room to find the cards and record on their recording sheets, they just wrote the answers on their boards and held them up for me to see!
I was able to use my Mimio Pad to write on the screen and they just wrote helping and main verbs on their boards!
It was beautiful! Of course, I still prefer to have them doing the hunt on their own... but it was quick, easy and helped me make lemonade out of my snow day. I'm not complaining... I love a good snow day!
With that said, pray for spring friends... because I hear we've used up our days and if we miss anymore we'll be going to school in June! Right now we're done May 31... so... No Boom Boom for snow!
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