The fluctuating weather has challenged us as educators and parents to think about outdoor play in the winter months. The hallway is always bustling from the children and teachers putting on and taking off their jackets, hats, and mittens. We take the extra time to go through this process so that we are able to go outside even for a short while to say hello to the winter sun. Turning Sun School had its first garden harvest this January and celebrated by making harvest soup with the children. Turning Sun School celebrates the seasons and encourage children to be engaged in nature in what can sometimes be framed as “bad weather.” With the proper attire, children recognize being warm (in the cold) is a gift. Warmth is helpful in the realm of physical illness and in the sense of individual strength and contentment. We share warmth beyond layers of clothes- through hugs, our classrooms, and music and yoga.