I read an article yesterday that reported that increasing numbers of school districts are doing away with school cancellations due to bad weather by providing on-line assignments for students when they can’t get to school. Teachers can also be available by computer for lessons, resources, and support. They can do video conferencing for group assignments. These districts have to provide all students computer notebooks so they can access their homework when the weather keeps them at home. I loved snow days when I was a child. I don’t know how I would have felt if I knew a snow day just meant doing school work at home. A snow day always felt like a gift.
What are some memorable snow days (or other bad weather days) that you remember? What do you think of this new trend?