February 13

What’s better than chocolate chip cookie dough? A SNOW DAY!

The top 5 MUST DO things on a snow day.


#5  Clean!  There is nothing more gratifying than having a clean house.  I usually have to start much smaller with a cleaning goal- like one drawer.  After binge-watching Marie Kondo on Netflix, I tackled my dresser drawer. Here is a pic of my t-shirt drawer.  


#4 Bake  I love baking and snow days are a great excuse to bake.  When my kids were little it was tradition to bake homemade cinnamon rolls and then go sledding.  Now the kids are all grown up and at college. This year I started a new tradition and I baked cookies for my class.  I also baked brownies, but after the 5th snow day, the brownies have disappeared… Sorry, 5th graders!


#3  Drink something HOT!  The important thing here is choosing the correct mug.  It can not be just any old cup, in fact, it needs to be a mug.  For me, it needs to be rounded so that I can wrap my hands around the warmth.  It also needs to be huge, because you have a SNOW DAY, not a snow moment so you might as well enjoy a huge drink.  In the mornings, it must be coffee with creamer and my wonderful husband. Later in the day, there is nothing better than watching the snow fall with my favorite mug of rich chocolaty yumminess.


Here is a pic of my favorite mug for the moment.


#2  READ  Of course a teacher is going to say READ!  There is nothing better than snuggling with my blanket and being led off into a wonderful new world.  I just finished Grisham’s Sycamore Row and it will have me thinking for a long time. Today I get the excitement of choosing my next great book.


#1 Walk in the snow  I love walking and running outside.  Right now running outside is pretty treacherous, so my dog Moodie and I are sticking to the walk plan. This week we are getting to know the snow plow guy and we are chatting with all the neighbors as they shovel snow from their driveways.  Walking in the snow on the beach makes everything extra beautiful. Watching the snow fall is always magical. It is inspirational to watch the water molecules line up form brilliant hexagons. (You didn’t think I would leave MATH off the top 5 list did you?)

Enjoy your snow days. PLAY!!! Have fun and be safe.


What are your top favorite things to do on a SNOW DAY?

Posted February 13, 2019 by jnovy22 in category Uncategorized

30 thoughts on “What’s better than chocolate chip cookie dough? A SNOW DAY!

  1. frankee54

    Um i would say my top 5 are.

    1. drink something hot

    2. Go over to my cousin house

    3. build a snowman

    4. snow ball fight

    5. Sledding

  2. Acacia

    1. SLEEP 😴😴
    2. built a igloo
    3.Break the igloo
    4.build a snowman
    5.break the snowman
    And of course freeze 🥶 to death 💀
    That’s my top 5
    I hope we come back to school soon-Acacia

    1. jnovy22 (Post author)

      I love your list! Did you build and break an igloo? Send a picture. I hope we go back to school soon also!!

      1. cici85

        Acacia,I think your blog was very funny I also want to see your broken igloo, and snowman. did you actually freeze to death?
        I can’t watch fuller house, but a long time ago I watched it.

  3. Karin Perdue

    5. Sleeping in… I love sleeping in and I also love my family sleeping in. I get to enjoy the quiet of the morning.
    4. Binge watching T.V.
    3. Reconnecting with friends- life is busy so a little down time to reconnect is nice!
    2. unexpected adventures: This year’s unexpected adventures included sledding, a coffee date and a pedi with my BFF (Mrs. Schaffler)
    1. Family time: (After the quiet morning- of course!) Being able to spend some time together doing things we love. Today it will be going to the movies!
    Stay warm and enjoy the snow while it lasts.
    Thank you Mrs. Novy for the interactive post!!

    1. jnovy22 (Post author)

      What a great list!! We went to the movies and saw Upside yesterday- it was a fun show. My favorite on your list is #2!

  4. Barb Barclay

    1. Watch it snow! It’s so beautiful and mesmerizing watching the snow blow in the streetlights at night.
    2. Be lazy. Watch lots of home remodeling shows like Windy City Rehab. See the host have meltdowns when things go wrong and then work her through the problems to success at the end. A good life lesson.
    3. Cook some good, healthy meals. Bake oatmeal raisin cookies! Yum.
    4. Read a great book. For our book club meeting tonight, we read one of my new all-time favorites–Before We Were Yours. A well-written historical fiction novel, it alternates between present day and 1930’s narrators. I felt like I was there!
    5. Cross country ski on the river trail by my house. Beautiful and quiet!
    6. Watch my kittens play and be goofballs. They entertain themselves quite well. Just have to keep them from eating my plants.

  5. Anonymous

    Hi Mrs.Novy! My favorite things to do on a snow day are:

    1. Take my dog Ollie in the Snow

    2. Go sledding on the hill in my backyard

    3. Build a really weird looking snowman

    4. Build an Igloo

    5. Drink some Hot Cocoa by my Fire Place

    I hope you had fun in the Snow!

  6. lyric94

    Hi Mrs.Novy! Some of my favorite things to do on a snow day are:

    1. Take my dogs out to play in the snow

    2. Build a really weird looking snow man

    3. Build an Igloo with my friends

    4. Go sledding

    5. Drink some Hot Cocoa

    I hope you had fun on your Snow days!

  7. Bethany Halpin

    My top 5 favorite things to do on a snow day are:
    5. Work on some creative projects, like crocheting blankets!
    4. Catch up on all my tv shows.
    3. Drink tea, especially when it is hot!
    2. Sit in front of the fireplace in my new house.
    1. Cuddle with my two cats. They love that I have been home so much!

  8. annabelle88

    My top 5 thing are
    Sleep in (if I can)
    Play in the snow
    Hot coco
    Explore what has frozen
    Play video games and watch youtube

  9. colbi19

    1. Stay inside and watch youtube.
    2. Go out in the snow a little bit.
    3. Build an igloo.
    4. Go back inside.
    5. Watch more youtube.

  10. Aurora

    Hi Mrs.Novy! These are 5 of my favorite things to do in a snow day:
    1. Sleep in
    2. Play with my friend in the snow
    3. Have a snow ball fight with my family
    4. Drink Hot Coco
    5. I love to Read
    – Aurora

  11. Talia

    My top 5 things to do on a snow day is…
    Make a snow man
    drink hot cocoa
    and binge watch on lifetime movies
    – Talia

  12. livi25

    some of my favorite things to do in the snow are

    1.build an igloo
    2.go sledding
    3.make cookies
    4.dring hot chocolate
    5.through rocks at the lake and make alien noises

  13. awesomeamaya18

    My top 5 things are, play in the snow, sleep In, watch a lot of movies, drink hot coco and check out the frozen lake by my house! And how you said by you half to choose the right mug my mom is crazy with mugs. She even has a hard time choosing the right mug for coffee in the morning she has all sorts of mugs! I like how you spend you snow days! And I hop that there is more snow days!!!

  14. rstu52

    my top 5 things are…

    1. play with my dogs in the snow especially Dax

    2. sled in the snow

    3. watch a movie

    4. hot coco

    5. snow ball fight

  15. Elizabeth Bray

    Hello, thanks for the fun post, Mrs. Novy! My top 5 favorite things to do on a snow day are:
    5. Maybe a little cleaning or baking.
    4. Play with our dog in the snow! She loves to chase her frisbee and jump and leap high in the air!
    3. Read and crochet.
    2. Go outside and build a snowman (if the snow is right), have a snowball fight, and/or go sledding on the little hill by our house with my son, Kian!
    1.Watch a LOT of TV and Netflix!

  16. korbin

    Hi Mrs. Novy my 5 favorite things to do on a snow day are the following:
    Play FortNite
    Drink hot Cocoa
    Chill with my family
    Watch movies with my family
    And most important play in the snow:)


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