Isabelle got herself up at 7. She asked if she should run down to wake her sister. Sure can! Grampa was out getting the oil changed on the car, he was up earlier than early. The day had begun.
Josephine was set up in the dining room today. Consequences. 'Nuff said!
The poor parents have to report the exercise the kids get to their teachers. This is why I post our activities!
What a beautiful day!
Today we (Iz and I) learned that 'created' (en française) is créé. Isabelle was comparing Hip Hop to Jazz. The teachers are into these compare and contrast charts.
Also, we (Jos and I) did some research on the influencers from Britain and Canada who were in favour of Confederation. I found a resource! We read together at the dining room table, Grampa beside her and figured out the story.
- Britain wanted to assimilate the large French population in Lower Canada.
- Upper Canada and Lower Canada were unable to rectify differences.
- They were worried about American expansion to the north.
- Each colony had separate railways, and they wanted to expand and create one railway across the continent.
- Britain wasn't sure if there was any value in keeping Canada as a colony or not. Some thought it would be a safe place to go in case of war.
- The Reciprocity Treaty was canceled by the USA in 1865. There was more strength in unity north of the border, to stand up to the USA.
Jos was adding a log to the fire. She set off the smoke alarm! PANIC! Just before dinner, she said we need to bring in wood. Isabelle said she'd help. Off they went. They left me to relax! Bless their hearts.
We watched a bit of the 9th Annual Arctic Inspiration Awards while we awaited our pizza delivery! Later, at bedtime, "Lights out, Iz."
"Gramma, you are a wonderful Gramma, could you get me some water?"
We've a strange mixed storm on the way this weekend. We'll see what happens.
"Are you packed, Isabelle? "
"Almost, pretty much."
Friday was a bit of a blur. It was time to go home, the refrigerator was getting bare.
In Isabelle's class of 35 only 5 (including the teacher) had their video cameras on. I heard her talking, and wandered down the hall. She said, "My Gramma has a blog!" and in the comments sidebar she'd put my URL. Fortunately, I was dressed for the day and just for fun had put some makeup on! She turned on her video and swiveled the computer my way. "Gramma, you put on your face!"
"Yes. I need to keep up my skills!"
We had leftovers and put our feet up! Grampa was happy to watch his curling...
They are home for two weeks, this time. We all have medical appointments, and with March Break cancelled in March, there is still school.