The call just came that school is cancelled for tomorrow!
It's going to be too cold for the kids to safely get to school.
The kids haven't gone out for recess the past two days because...
it was too cold.
That's Chicago weather for you!
When the kids don't go out,
they are nutty the rest of the day.
On "No Recess" days, I try to keep them active in the afternoon.
Today we had an INDOOR SNOWBALL FIGHT!
During math, we were doing a ton of paper cutting
for our interactive notebooks.
I told the kids to throw the scraps on the floor
as they cut their paper.
The first time you tell them to do this,
you are going to get a ton of weird looks.
"Has my teacher gone crazy?"
When we finished cutting,
it was time for the fight.
I reviewed the rules ahead of time:
1. No throwing paper at faces.
2. When I say "stop" you need to stop immediately and clean up.
The snowball fight began and the kids LOVED it!
They threw the paper and kept picking more off the floor.
I gave them a minute of fun.
When I said, "Stop,"
It was a short amount of time,
but it got a few of the wiggles out.
What are some fun activities you use for "No Recess" days?