Originally released in 2005, this description of what going to school in Alaska is like may already be on your shelves. The author, the 2004 Disney Teacher of the Year, has updated the book with answers to some of the questions kids generally ask. This new edition with a fresh design and the author Q&A was just released January 29, 2019.
If you know kids who complain about having to go to school in the snow, whether they are you own children or your students, read this with them and then see if they change their minds. Just imagine sledding at recess, or digging snow tunnels to play in. (We won't even talk about going to school and coming home in the dark because of those short winter days up north.)
For those who don't have this book yet, add it to your winter/snow/cold weather collection and then fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa. Looking at all that snow will give you a chill!
32 pages 978-0882406091 Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Suzanne Costner, Library Media Specialist, Tennessee USA
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The temperature outside is 20 below zero. Is school cancelled? Nope. How about recess outside? No way! Learn from the kids point of view about what it is like playing during recess when it is really cold,,, how it sounds outside, how it tastes outside, how it looks, and even how it smells when the thermometer says it's 20 below. What happens when you put on layer after layer of clothing to avoid frostbite and then hit the playground? Did you see the tiny ice crystals in the air and hear your boots make a loud crunch, crunch, crunch sound when you walked? Pictures and words in 32 pages make have made this book popular all over North America because all the kids want to know what happens at 20 below zero.--from the publisher