This past month we have been discussing seasons, especially winter as the snow has come to visit us in South Dakota. Of course with this topic comes winter safety and winter driving and all the reasons we don’t like winter. However, I asked my students to tell me three things they like about winter weather. Here are a few of their answers:
- I like winter because my children love to play in the snow. They make snowmen and throw snowballs. They build snow forts every winter. Snow can be a lot of fun.
- I like winter because snow falls down. All places are very white. Some people don’t like snow because snow is too cold, but small kids need snow because they like sledding.
- I like the snow. It is white. I like the winter. My kids like it a lot and play. My kids make snowmen, snow forts, and they like sledding. For this reason, I like winter because my kids get excited to play in the snow.
- I like cold because it’s good for my health. I like to play with my nephews outside because it’s so fun. In the season of winter, we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.
- I like wintertime because I get my tax return. I need money for my family. In wintertime, there are many holidays. I like to be off and stay at home and rest from work.
- Staying at home is good because I take time to relax and drink hot chocolate and watch movies.
- In winter, I like reading a book in front of the window, watching the snow fall down. It feels good. I like to take pictures to remember that I was frozen and it was fun! I like to spend time at home with my family. It feels comfortable and warm.
- It is fun to see the white stuff fall from the sky. The ice and snow beautify the city.
- I like winter because I can eat a lot of food. I like to sleep at night, but it is freezing cold!
- I like winter because it is Christmas time and I can have fun with my family.
- I stay home all day most of the time talking together with family. We make tea, coffee, and see the outside view. I like a white Christmas. I want Christmas time to have a lot of snow.
Here is wishing you have time to appreciate the beautiful snow, build snowmen, have snowball fights, stay warm, and drink lots of hot chocolate this winter!
Have a wonderful Christmas
from all of us
here at the
Center for New Americans!
Written by Heather Glidewell | LSS Center for New Americans | Adult ESL Instructor
300 East 6th Street, Suite 100 | Sioux Falls, SD 57103