Snow in Spring: A Slice of Life

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Writing teachers need to write themselves.
I am participating in the Slice of Life 2015 Challenge, 
where I attempt to write stories and narratives about moments in my life.
I apologize if this blog post veers off the informative "literacy lens" I usually write through.
This month I am pretending to be a writer, for my students' benefit (and my own).
Writers write. 

Dear Mother Nature,

Hey there.  I'm confused.  

My little girl was just telling me that Spring is finally here!  They were learning about it at preschool, and she was SO proud to teach me something new.  It is really awesome to see her learning news things, and acting as a teacher for us all.

Then, I found this.
How am I going to explain this to her?

Snow should not be in the forecast after the first day of spring.  Perhaps your past week was just as busy as mine, and you just have your dates messed up now.  It's ok.  Go ahead and adjust, and blow those snow clouds right on out of the sky (perhaps north to Canada!).  We all make mistakes.  No flakes have fallen just yet.  There is time to fix it.

April showers bring May flowers comes to mind as I type this letter.  Don't forget that cute little rhyme!  Flowers can't grow in April when the ground is still frozen at the end of March, silly.  

Thanks, Mother Nature.  

Leah O'Donnell

P.S.- Hey, any chance we can get a double rainbow over our house like the one we had last year?  That was pretty amazing.  It would be the perfect apology for the snow nonsense.  



  1. OH!!! How sweet. You must print this out and place it in her memory book. SO SWEET!!!

  2. Spring snow! No thank you! It's supposed to be headed to Denver tomorrow. I. am. not. ready.