Slice of Life Day 21
I am participating in the twowritingteacher.org Slice of Life Challenge where I write each day for the month of March. This year my three-year old daughter (now 4 year-old) and I are writing collaboratively. Feel free to follow along our month-long writing journey!
It is officially our first day of Spring Break and although we aren’t en route to Disney World, we still had an amazing day! When I heard school might be cancelled, I quickly borrowed snow shoes and cross country skis from the outdoor education building. Our school is an Independent School that focuses on preparing students to explore the outdoors in a safe and prepared manner. They go on the most amazing adventures and we as teachers get the benefit of being able to use the equipment when it isn’t out on a trip.
I signed out snowshoes for the whole family and cross country skis for me. I was eager to let Marlowe give snowshoeing a try and I have high hopes of teaching my husband how to cross country ski.
It is definitely easier to teach Marlowe new things. My husband is a little trickier, so I decided to start with Marlowe.
We had a pep talk about how new things can sometimes be hard and what we can do if we feel frustrated. She is working on her growth mindset and has a tendency to throw herself on the floor and roll around when things are hard. I gave her phrases to use like “I think I need a break!” or “I can’t get up, can you help me, mommy?” I always find that when I give her phrases she might need to use before we head into a new situation, we are always more successful.
She was AMAZING! We stayed out way longer than I anticipated and she didn’t have a single melt down.
I asked Marlowe to write you some instructions on how to snowshoe. Here is what she wrote:
- Walk in snow
- Put on snow shoes
- Have fun
I think you might want to flip number 1 and 2 but that is just my perspective!