They are always a surprise in our school district. Despite the amount of snow we get in these here parts,  it is very rarely that we have a snow day called the night before. But this week, it was a surprise and very welcome SNOW DAY.

So, what did we do?

After a leisurely start to our Tuesday off, snow-shoes were donned and off I stepped out my door and into the great, white, blissfully beautiful Rocky Mountains. Living in the mountains is truly my idea of serenity. Yes, I have to drive an hour to and from work but I would not give up my home in the mountains for anything.

Soup, Chipotle Chicken and Similes

After my hike through the snow, I came back and, now in the mood for something warm and comforting, I made good old chicken soup. Chipotle chicken was rustled up too, more as forward planning for easy meals for the rest of the week.
As everything was bubbling away, making the house smell wonderful, I pulled out my computer and went to work! Yes, I know, I know……
I am creating a new packet of lesson plans for creative writing. But for right now, I want to share my new FREEBIE with you. The Best Game of Matching Similes.


With poetry month well and truly under way, I created this set of matching cards to use with my lower level writers. The plan is that this would help to reinforce both figurative language and reading comprehension with inferring skills. Two birds with one stone, so to speak. So far, so good. I copied it onto card, laminated the card and cut it out. We are working on descriptive writing and using figurative language is a brilliant way to integrate clever writing. 
You can download this differentiated FREE resource at either of my stores, Tpt or Teacher’s Notebook.


~ Susan

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