Making the most of a snow day

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By Amy Wallot
amy.wallot@education.ky.gov

Winter has hit Kentucky hard this year, especially compared to last year’s very mild winter. Students will cringe when making up the days in the spring, but if you ask them now, they are excited for a snow day. And who can blame them if the snow accumulates enough and it provides a sledding opportunity.

I found a few students braving the arctic blast and enjoying a popular sledding hill in Frankfort. Their cheeks were flushed from the cold, but they were warm with the fun of sledding down and running back up the hill over and over.  A nearby mug of hot chocolate beckoned if they got too chilled.

Crystal Barker joined in the fun with her kids and shares a sled down the hill with her son, preschool student Voin Barker, in Frankfort. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Crystal Barker joins in the fun with her kids and shares a sled down the hill with her son, preschool student Voin Barker, in Frankfort. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Hearn Elementary School (Franklin County) 1st-grade student Paige Barker makes a snow angel while sledding with her family. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Hearn Elementary School (Franklin County) 1st-grade student Paige Barker makes a snow angel while sledding with her family.
Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Nolan Ripy, a 2nd-grade student at Saffell Street Elementary School (Anderson County), doesn't mind being covered in snow while playing with his sister, 5th-grade student Madyson Ripy. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Nolan Ripy, a 2nd-grade student at Saffell Street Elementary School (Anderson County), doesn’t mind being covered in snow while playing with his sister, 5th-grade student Madyson Ripy.
Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Vickie Ripey, center, and her kids Nolan and Madyson, students at Saffell Strett Elementary School (Anderson County), head home after a day of sledding. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Vickie Ripey, center, and her kids Nolan and Madyson, students at Saffell Strett Elementary School (Anderson County), head home after a day of sledding.
Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Hearn Elementary School (Franklin County) 1st-grade student Chelsey Manley and 4th-grade student Isaiah Lathrem carry their sled back up the hill. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013
Hearn Elementary School (Franklin County) 1st-grade student Chelsey Manley and 4th-grade student Isaiah Lathrem carry their sled back up the hill.
Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 21, 2013

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