This story time is a collaborative effort between me and Gary of garyfultz.com. You know those outdoor adventure type shows? They perhaps pale in comparison to Gary’s outdoor adventures. He lives in the far north of the USA where I think they have a few weeks of summer each year and almost endless winters. Where he lives, they can pull a shack onto a frozen lake in the winter by driving a pick up truck onto the frozen lake. I think he spends most of the winter in his ice fishing shack. 🙂
Gary sent me pictures of his winter adventures with his family for me to have a little fun with my students. I have been showing them to my students this week. The picture above is not from Gary simply because I did not ask permission to put one in my post but if you go to his blog, you will see pictures of his outdoor adventures.
My Ukrainian students were not phased at all which was no surprise. But the looks of shock on the faces of my students from places like Mexico, Burma, Sudan and Vietnam were fun to observe.
When I asked if they wanted to go ice fishing, some responses were:
“No, I don’t want to die.”
“No, I don’t want to need the hospital.”
It was part of having fun with my students as they laughed with me. When my students laugh, it gives me joy because I know how hard life has been for them.
Laughter is a gift from God. Psalm 126:2 says
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.
Some of my students know Jesus. Some do not. It is my heart’s desire that they all come to know Jesus and the joy of knowing him.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
10 thoughts on “Story Time- Student Reactions to Winter Pictures”
Thanks for the mention Matt. In all fairness, I do spend part of my winter in my warm home with my wife and daughter while thawing out my fishing and camera equipment.
smiled at- spend part of the winter in my warm home
Weather sure does vary. I am sure that some of your students from the warmer countries will find your winters very cold. However, we all adjust to temperatures ad where I live, after a very frigid -30 F to -60 F, -20 F feels very warm! 😀
Where do you live?
113 miles south of the Arctic Circle, in Fairbanks, Alaska! Winter is our main season!
Do you ever see moose or bears?
Yes, moose very frequently. Right next to my deck and in my yard. Bears occasionally.
I can’t imagine living in a fishing shack on a frozen lake in the middle of winter. How do you keep warm? I am shock 😲 😳
Lovely verse from Psalm 126. Not sure I fancy going icefishing either!
Ice fishing isn’t for me either 😂