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St. Pete elementary students get snow day

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Students at Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School got a snow day on Wednesday. Students at Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School got a snow day on Wednesday.
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) - It's not often that kids in Florida see snow, but some lucky students at Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary School got to spend Wednesday morning playing in it.

In honor of the Winter Olympics, The Parent Teacher Association hired a company to make the white stuff, so kids could have some wintertime fun and learn about the Olympics.

"I was on the sled, and then throwing snow balls, and then over here and there," kindergartner Amelia Munn said. "Then I went back to the sled again."

At the sledding station, teachers and volunteers helped the students get on little blue sleds, and speed down a miniature hill. Some students made snow angels, others colored the snow with dye. 

"A lot of our students have never seen snow," said Lizz Singh, who is with the school's PTA.

"They might never get the chance to see it. Plus we love to tie it in with the Olympics. We've been talking about the Olympics and Olympic spirit."

Most of the bundled-up kids could only describe it with one word: "cold."

"Some students are surprised at how cold it is others are just amazed they can actually touch it," Singh said. The biggest hit is the sledding station because who ever thought you could sled in florida?"

Munn left wishing Florida could have white Winters.

"It's my favorite thing in the world now."
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