Friday, 14 February 2020

The grandies!

 Yesterday was a strike day, today, Friday, is a PD day. We took the girls.
First event: hostage exchange in the parking lot in CP. (I stayed home!)
Home safe, bagels and papaya for breakfast.
During breakfast, we did some math. I put in an on-line order and instead of two cans of sliced mushrooms, I had two flats, 12 cans in each. Isabelle thought it would be fun to figure out how many mL I ordered. It was 6816 mL.
They don't like mushrooms, Caitlin can't even sneak it into spaghetti sauce, so I can't give it away!

Josephine began writing down the formulae for finding the area of shapes.

Grampa had a Close Eyes. A book that mapped where specific dinosaur species were found, by continent. They looked up New Zealand, as they will be visiting there in April!

Isabelle's prize was a 3-D Olaf puzzle. Isabelle took a photo for me for posterity, and the blog!

After that, we did some reading.

Wetland Walkies

I managed to get us all outside to play. Iz and I wore our snowshoes, but Jos wanted to climb trees, so she did not.

Jos went up the tree again, then we went down to the meadow!

It was wonderful having a helper to switch out the SD Memory cards on the trailcamera!

Izzy from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Off we went to the island.

We learned that the snow is protecting the foliage. She is a great scientist, just like her mom.  When Iz dug down, she found green cattails growing under the snow cover.

It was lovely.

The lichen covered almost all of the trees. These are photos with the videocamera, and the best I could do.

Jos began building a bar. (Don't ask!) They collected lichen. Isabelle was helpful and made some plates and cups from the frozen snow.

KD and weenies, veggie tray for lunch. Temperatures dropped 5 degrees in an hour. We were glad we went out when we did.

At 3:06 p.m. (we were 6 minutes late) we watched Dora and the Lost City of Gold. I had fun watching it!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Poster

I spoiled their appetites with hors d'oeuvres that kids brought last weekend. We had to eat them up!
Leftover meatloaf for dinner, cupcakes for dessert.

Josephine elected to watch Jeopardy with us, while Isabelle read in bed. It was a great day with outdoor play, math and science.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Fun, learning AND exercise. The job lot! YAM xx

Tom said...

...dang, that's a lot of mushrooms!

Karen said...

Homeschooling at it's finest!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun day with the Grandies and sweet photos ~ ^_^

Happy Valentine's Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Nancy J said...

April, please let me know what places they will visit, I might be able to manage a time and place t hat will fit in. However NZ is as large as Colorado, so the chances of them coming closer to where we live are a bit remote, however luck might just happen. Still mighty cold for you, but April down here will be lovely, some autumn colours starting to show, more so in the South Island. But not enough snow for skiing by then. It can be cool, rainy, or warmish, so they will need warm pants and jackets in case.A T shirt or two, and long sleeved medium weight tops are always handy. Love the hostage handover!!!

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you had fun.