Sierra Wilder

I was hoping that the Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog wouldn’t see his shadow but of course he did. So you know what that means? Six more weeks of winter. I have a feeling that this is going to be a long six weeks. I have heard about two more snow storms already.

As a daughter of a teacher I start looking at snow days from different perspectives. I can understand the perspective of the students, parents, and anybody who work in schools for different reasons. I feel for the students because all of theses snow days are taking from summer break. While waking up and finding out you don’t have school is always a great feeling. I know that they will rather go to school while it’s cold and enjoy the summer off.

When it comes to the parent depending on the child’s age they have to rearrange their whole day. If the child is too young to stay home by themselves the parent may have to call in to work or try to find a babysitter at the last minute. Not only that the child is home paying on the computer, flipping through the television, and eating everything in the house. So I know the parent want the child in school learning.

As far as the teachers, school officials, etc. When school isn’t in session they don’t get paid. So they want to have school but I know they don’t want to be out in the weather either.

If you have to go out in the cold for any reason remember these tips: Let your car warm up before driving, bundle up (coat, hat, gloves), and always check on the elderly as well as your pets.

(Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day on February 2, 2014 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


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