March 31, 2010 > Snow Day in Fremont
Snow Day in Fremont
Submitted By Val Clough
Photos By Penny Martinez
On March 19, students at Harvey Green Elementary School were rewarded for their reading accomplishments with a "Snow Day." In an effort to promote and encourage daily reading and improve comprehension, the teachers at the school had brought back the Accelerated Reading program as a school-wide effort.
Principal, Nanci Pass, stated, "This incentive motivated so many of our children to pick up books and read. At the same time, it was our opportunity to expose many of them to snow and winter time activities for the first time in their lives."
Students received this reward because they had met an individual reading goal for the trimester, based on their skill level. Over one hundred students were able to participate in the "icy" event, with this being for many their first snow experience.
A fourth grader excitedly exclaimed, "This was my first time in the snow!" Other students were heard commenting, "Sledding was awesome because it was slippery!" "Icy, cold, snow freezes your hands but, you still crash it round into a big snowball to launch at the target!" "Shivering with excitement and cold hands you decide it's worth it to throw that snowball."
Glacier Ice Company was hired by the school to make the seven tons of man-made snow on site for the students' "Snow Day." Harvey Green School's students won't soon forget their wintery experience!