Thursday, 26 March 2020

Gramma Camp – 2.2 Day 3

9:00 a.m.

Grampa went in to pick up his medications from the drug store. He picked up groceries there, too. There were only two other shoppers, all keeping their distance!

I've printed worksheets. Grampa figured out how to make clipboards.

 Josee and I had a wonderful time birding on the front deck. Nearly an hour, all told! I had such a lovely time.
 It was cold, and we sat under a blanket! I taught her the difference between downy and hairy woodpeckers. We heard the pileated woodpecker, and the morning doves.

About 100 geese flew over while we were doing that.

Birding on the front deck, a whole fleet of Canada Geese. They were in one long line, by the time they went overhead. I hope the graphics help!

This is an old video!

Canada geese from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Izzy did the indoor, began the outdoor one, but got distracted poking in the forest. It was a lovely time.

Isabelle taught me how to use her watch as a stopwatch! It only took three tries!!!! We timed her on her math multiplication. It was fun!
We love math at our house. I remember Caitlin and JL in the foyer, they were about to go out for a winter walk. They were dating. They were debating a quadratic equation!

I timed her while she did one row. She was very proud as she got faster and faster. Isabelle estimated that by the time she made the bottom row, she could do it in 30 sec. She did that by the third row. She was so proud. I loved Kill and Drill sheets.

Then Jos did research on Centralia, while Iz read her novel. Jos came upstairs and talked to Grampa about the Centralia coal fire. She did well.
The afternoon movie was How To Train Your Dragon. Finally, after dinner hamburgers, I took off into the forest to grab the trailcams. All I found was a pile of poop and several raccoon videos! 
Momma sent a message that they needed showers. CHECK✅

We've enough firewood to get us through the next day. It's supposed to be raining!

Trailcam Mar 24 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said... sounds like camp is going well.

Christine said...

You guys are amazing such an educational home camp!

Anvilcloud said...

I remember doing quadratic equations. I liked them and was good at them. Now I can't even remember what they are. But I never realized that one could debate them.

Kathy G said...

They are making wonderful memories!

Nancy J said...

I loved maths of any type, and can still do the tables easily. They are having a wonderful time with you, the open SAFE spaces, other activities, here I am sure many mums with small children will struggle with the 4 weeks, and maybe more, of the total self isolation. We have been told " Treat your home and section as a bubble" we stay in, no-one comes in, and I am sad that I cannot help others. Too old, at over 70, we must stay home always, apart from a Doctor's visit.Even that will be so different, maybe the flu jab will be given as we stay in our car. Love to you allXXXXX

RedPat said...

It sounds like fun at your place!

Hootin' Anni said...

I've been thinking of you with you grandkids! It sounds to me that you're keeping them busy, and are entertaining everyone equally!

Continue having a great time, and stay safe. (Got any leftover burgers?)

Red said...

That's a good way to get kids to learn...get them to actually do something.