On a 23o day, with the Polar Vortex freezing the Midwest, Highland celebrated Summer in Winter Day. The children wore their favorite summer attire and participated in fun summer activities in gym, playing hopscotch, beachball volleyball, and basketball. We all shared a picnic lunch on the gym floor, drinking iced tea, and then competed in a hula hoop contest. Mrs. O’Donnell’s science classes learned about the properties of sand, examined sand from beaches around the world with magnifying glasses, and then experimented with homemade kinetic sand. The day ended with a brief snow squall, coating everything with a dusting of snow. A perfect end to our Summer in Winter Day!