S: The Winter Storm
BC: Read all about Maya's fun day in the snow!
FC: The Winter Storm by: N. Sabolsky
1: Maya sat in front of the TV with her eyes glued to the weatherman. "Winter storm watch for the entire area," he warned, "Expect to wake up to eight to ten inches of snow."
2: Maya crawled excitedly into bed that night and dreamt about playing in the fresh, fluffy snow all day tomorrow. She hoped all her friends would be outside enjoying the deep snow.
3: The next morning she jumped out of bed and ran to the window. It was a Winter Wonderland! The ground was a deep carpet of white snow. Icicles hung like Christmas ornaments from the trees. Maya couldn't wait to go outside!
4: She quickly put on her warmest winter clothes. Thermal underwear, sweater, jacket, mittens, hat, scarf and boots! "I'm going outside to play, Mom", Maya shouted as she ran to the door. "Okay, stay right in the yard where I can see you", Mom called back.
5: As soon as she got out the door Maya searched the neighborhood for her friends. She called to Bobby and he sloshed over pulling his sled. They zoomed down the hill over and over, the cold wind slapping their faces and snow flying behind them.
6: Next, they plopped down in the snow and stretched their arms and legs out. Swish, swish, swish the snow went as they made snow angels. It was as cold as a cherry popsicle!
7: Finally, they built a snowman. "Mom, I need a carrot and some coal for our snowman," Maya shouted as she ran in the kitchen door. "Okay, I'll get it. Stop dripping water all over the floor," Mom sighed. They added the finishing touches to the snowman, which was taller and fatter than Maya.
8: With chattering teeth and frozen hands they went back into the house to warm up. They got out of their wet clothes and wrapped themselves in a cuddly blanket.
9: At last, they sat in front of the roaring fire with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and told Mom about all the wonderful things they had done during the winter storm.