Slice of Life Story Challenge, Day 6 #sol19

Snow Day

Snow day

Snow play

A time from school to be away

Hillsides so bright

No lessons to write

Just reading, sledding, and snow cones to bite

A snowman we built

On nature's white quilt

No worry, no hurry, no stress nor guilt

"I'll get a carrot for a nose!"

And up the hill she goes

Up to the house, running in joy, 
my daughter wearing her 
warm snow clothes

Back she ran

Carrot in hand

A girl with a mission, a storm-inspired, child-like plan

And two stones for eyes

To look up at the skies

Snowman complete, returning inside we decide would be wise

So to hot cocoa we go

In a house where we know

Our beautiful snow day will continue to flow


Author: Lanny Ball

For more than 29 years, Lanny has taught, coached, presented, staff developed, and consulted within the exciting and enigmatic world of literacy. With unyielding passion and belief in the possibility of workshop teaching, Lanny has worked to support students, teachers, and school administrators around the country in outgrowing themselves as both writers and readers. Working first as a classroom teacher, then as a coach and TCRWP Staff Developer, Lanny is now a literacy specialist, working and living in the great state of Connecticut. Outside of literacy, he enjoys raising his three ambitious young daughters with his wife, and playing the piano. Find him on this blog, as well as on Twitter @LannyBall. Lanny is also a former co-author of a blog dedicated to supporting writing teachers and coaches that maintain classroom writing workshops,

11 thoughts on “Slice of Life Story Challenge, Day 6 #sol19”

  1. Oh the joy of a snow day! Makes me jealous. 😉 I love the hyphenated adjectives: “a storm-inspired, child-like plan”
    I agree with Kathleen. This could definitely be a picture book!

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  2. Love the images “a snowman we built, on nature’s white quilt” and “snow cones to bite” You have captured the joy of a snow day, though I’m hearing from the kids around here that they’d like it if they didn’t have any more this year.

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  3. I hope you don’t mind I shared your poem with my 2nd grade class. Here is what they thought… “We love snow days and your topic! We like your rhyming. We like your line breaks and how each stanza has a different amount of lines. We liked the font you chose. We liked how you focused in the middle on a specific moment.”

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