10 Reasons Snow Days Are a Teacher’s Best Friend

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Spring break, Christmas break, and summer break are all music to a teacher’s ears, but there is also something that gets us even more excited than the kids… That ladies and gentlemen is a SNOW DAY.

Teacher in school rapping about snow days "No kids, no books, full pay!"

I’ve never heard anyone complain about a true snow day. It’s magical. Hopefully they called school off the night before and gave you the luxury of swiping that alarm off your phone. But even if they called at 6 o’clock the morning of, there is nothing like that feeling of falling back into bed, knowing you can rest just a few minutes (or hours) more.

Soon enough, you’ll be waking them back up at 9am while teaching nouns, and saying things like, “Please don’t eat that,” and “Yes I know we were out yesterday, but today we have to do fractions.

Until then, here are 10 reasons snow days are a teacher’s best friend:

1. Hot coffee tastes so, SO good!

Man enjoying hot cup of coffee during snow days

Nothing like actually drinking coffee while it’s still hot, overlooking a landscape full of white snow, instead of white worksheets and tests.

2. You get to secretly snicker at “that” mom whose Facebook status reads: “These kids are driving me nuts!

Ross and Chandler from friends laughing together

Sip your warm coffee and enjoy the comments in silence.

3. You can go to the bathroom whenever you want, as many times as you want.

Sesame street dancing on toilet

It’s the little things in life that go such a long way.

4. You can catch up on Seasons 1-3 of that Netflix series that you usually fall asleep on.Homer Simpson laying on floor watching TV

5. You finally get to sit down to not 1, not 2, but 3 meals if you want.

Woman eating plate full of waffles and fruits on couch during snow days

6. You actually get to eat a meal at a table, not in a to-go box or a Tupperware at 9pm.

Little girl eating plate full of spaghettis at dinner table

7. You can actually hear yourself think.

Man thinking hard

It might be things like, “Nope… No way that snow will melt! We can’t be going in tomorrow…

8. You don’t have to worry if Johnny did his homework (well, until tomorrow).

Chris Pratt saying "Not today, baby"

9. If you do have to go in tomorrow, your lesson plans are already done!!!

Actors from the office (US version) dancing at work

10. You don’t have to choose between laundry and sleep, because you have the time for both!

Happy woman throwing all her clothes in the air

Winter is almost over. Keep doing those silly snow day dances with your kids, keep your fingers crossed, and pray to Mother Nature to keep the blizzards coming until Spring (during weekdays only, please), so we can enjoy a few more wonderful snow days!

Lady in school saying "Kids want the ay off? Get in line behind overworked teachers getting drunk on wine"


Andy McCall author This article was written by Andy McCall. Andy is in his 9th year teaching, and does everything to honor his little girl, Penelope, who passed last year. He is the author of the new book: Pig & Steel. Check him out on his Blog.


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