Like many areas of the country, last winter was a weather nightmare. It was cold. It was snowy. It was very cold. It was icy. Did I mention it was a bit cold?
Because of the nasty weather, schools around the area, state and region were closed a lot more than anyone could have predicted. Here in Ohio, the state allows for schools to be closed no more than 5 days a year for “calamity” reasons but this year that wasn’t enough. So what to do?
The first answer, and probably the most common solution, was to “make up” those days. Some school districts reduced or eliminated breaks and other days off in the calendar. Others scheduled the school year to end much later than they anticipated.
One solution that was developed was the idea of “calamity” bags. This is where packets of work are sent home with students which…
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