I am finding #snowdaychat to be a bit depressing to the extent that they are discussing ideas for having kids stay busy with school work when winter weather requires a day off from school.

A day without school work does not necessarily mean a day without learning or a day without value (kids need to relax/take breaks from work too). For all of the talk about personalized learning and empowering students, what is wrong with allowing kids the freedom to choose their own ways to get through a snow day? And to make those choices without having to document them for school officials?