Sunday, March 20, 2016

SOLSC #20 - Exploring Snowy Mountains

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Introduction: Hello and welcome to my blog! This is the third year I have participated in the SOLSC and also the third year for my students as well! I teach students, ages 11-14, in a multi-age classroom at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, CO. This year, I am hosting students from all three middle school classes and they are participating on a volunteer basis (with a few prizes thrown in for inspiration). I'm looking forward to being part of this amazing community again!



Exploring Snowy Mountains!

Just over a foot of fluffy snow blanketed the ground around my Dad's house in Evergreen. The top inch was made up of the big, light flakes that drift down, almost as afterthoughts, at the end of a snowstorm. Insulated in blue snow pants and purple jacket, my daughter was ready to lay claim to the untracked whiteness by stopping out footprints and creating snow angels.
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What she found was, the rocks and hills around my Dad's house are a natural playground. I grew up here and seeing her discover the joys of bullying through drifts and sliding down rocks was special for me. Her joy mirrored my own, both from today and from decades ago.

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4 comments:

  1. I never tire of kids playing in the snow. Happy Spring Max and Clara!

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  2. First day of spring = awesome day playing in the snow; this is a great slice. I loved how you compared her snow play to yours as a child; and your description of the snow was wonderful.

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  3. I am glad two generations have now enjoyed the snow at your family home. Beautiful slice and I loved the fun videos.

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  4. I am glad two generations have now enjoyed the snow at your family home. Beautiful slice and I loved the fun videos.

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