With many parts of Alberta recently setting records for consecutive days below -20 C, we asked on Facebook …
Teachers, are you feeling the EXTREME COLD WARNING blues? Tired of the polar vortex? How about indoor recess? How are you and your students coping with the cold and being cooped up?
I’ve heard some neighbouring schools run a polar bear club. Kids sign up and wear appropriate clothing. Kind of a neat idea!
We have that. It’s great. Requires intrepid teachers willing to supervise on their lunch hour, and parents agreeing to dress kids appropriately.
As a retired teacher I’m not missing all these indoor recesses. Be strong, colleagues, and be blessed with patience. The kids would rather be outside too.
We had Beach Day this week. Fond memories of warmer times!!!
We’re experimenting with boiling water and frozen water balloons!
Jesse Vikse of Bashaw School throws coloured water into the air in a cold-weather experiment.
Seven-layer parking lot patrol and fur hats.
Lori Karoly Szmul
Our kids are going swimming twice a week — 50 kilometre round trip on the bus. So for that blessed 45 minutes when they’re splashing with their instructors, I close my eyes and imagine Hawaii.
Love where I live! Minus 25, wind chill included, means we don’t have a terrible amount of indoor recesses but yes, this polar vortex has even us under its spell. LOTS of movement breaks in kindergarten helps. Getting out of the classroom with recess breaks in the library, our courtyard and the gym definitely helps! Stay strong teacher-peeps 💪
We had our first outdoor recess today! It reached a balmy minus 20!
We went outside for a few minutes last week and blew bubbles. It was a great way to talk about refraction, transparent/translucent and liquid to solid.
Extra GoNoodle and Just Dance breaks.