To kill a mockingbirdI have a question on a english paper and i dont remember this part of the book. Its from To Kill a Mockingbird. What remarkable event prompted the officials to close the...

To kill a mockingbird

I have a question on a english paper and i dont remember this part of the book. Its from To Kill a Mockingbird. What remarkable event prompted the officials to close the school?

Please help! I have been going through the book for three days and its due tomorrow!

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Even though Scout and Jem gather Miss Maudie's snow in addition to the snow in their own yard, they have to use dirt also to build their snow man. This makes the episode a bit comical. As much as the kids want to "build up" the event, the snow fall has really been quite small. 

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The snow also brings to mind another interesting incident, what Scout and Jem did with their day off! Scout and Jem use all of their snow and their neighbors' snow they build a snowman. They sculpt it and make a replica of Mr. Avery, but it looks a little too realistic and Atticus makes them disguise it.
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For Alabama, it was an unusual event that caused the closing of the Maycomb schools. It snowed in Maycomb for the first time "since 1885"--nearly 50 years--so, like in many Northern towns, school was closed, giving the children a free day in which to play in the snow. (Chapter 8)

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