Barnard’s 'Snowy Day' Adventures Emulate Book

A school assignment to play in the snow? For Judy Badillo’s kindergarten class at the Barnard Early Childhood Center, such frolicking was the basis for a bigger lesson and experience, including the creation of a book.


Last month’s Friday snow, which came while New Rochelle students were learning virtually, set the stage. Badillo said parents and students had a blast taking pictures making snowballs, snowmen, and snow angels outside their homes, emulating the adventures of the main character, Jack, in the classic children’s book “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.


Badillo then compiled the photos into Barnard’s version of “The Snowy Day.” She placed the photos into an online “read aloud” lesson on Google slides, and the result is page after page of fun. Click here to see students’ adventures – and what Principal Dr. Nicolas Cracco called a “wonderful book.”