Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bears & Baby

Beautiful weather for this year's 'Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause'.
Any reason to spend time at the zoo is good for us.
Congratulations Participants.

And since we were already two thirds of the distance .....
we went the rest of the way to meet our new family member.
She's amazing. Makes little noises like a kitten.
It seems when we visit that the kids always seem to group around UncleJ.
What's that all about?
K had me mesmerized with those eyes of his.
And V is getting to be a lot like a big kid.
So sweet of everyone to surprise M with a birthday cake.
We had all this fun in one weekend ... and still made it back into town before the weather turned bad.
And thanks to Hunter's owners .... Charlie had a weekend in the country instead of a weekend in the car.
Thanks guys.

Week 26 Feb29-Mar4
Math- Probability
Grammar- Quotation Marks
Writing- Prompt
History- Greek Gods & Wars

Monday, February 22, 2016

Slip Sliding Away

The sun was shining, the hill was slick and I had both my guys for the day.

I spent some time tubing .... and some time chilling by the fire.
I couldn't have done it without my fearless helpers.

Week 25 Feb22-26
Math- Review of Fractions
Grammar- Homphones
Writing- Paragraph Editing
History- Sparta & Athens
Tubing @ Pakenham

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Canada From Space

A group of parents west of the city arranged to borrow a great resource from Canadian Geographic (see info. here) and run a workshop.
Luckily, we were able to stay overnight at Granny&Grandad's between the two days. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Snow Day

Snow Day .... so E missed school and came out to play.
Free skating at the Sensplex on Tuesdays.

Good thing we got home when we did because the snow just kept on coming.

Week24 Feb15-20
PD Day
Snow Day
Canada from Space Workshops

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mix, Blend, Bake

The cooking unit is coming along nicely. 
Last week A melted & mixed us some rice krispie squares.
He creamed, chilled & baked some cookies.
And tonight, with the help of a friend, he rolled puff pastry and filled it with delicious chicken and veggies.
And FYI, the dog is still adorable. 

Monday, February 08, 2016


Thought I'd put some proof on here that this guy still lives here.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming ..... 
We are working on a cooking/baking unit. Every cook needs their own wooden spoon.
I encouraged A to use the kit he got for Christmas to make his new spoon his own.

Week24 Feb8-12
History-STOW - Chptr21-Medes&Persians
Math- Data/Graphs
Unit Study-Cooking Unit
Language- EQAO-Practice Writing Activity
French-Reading Vocab.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Friday Wrap-Up

In addition to our school work this week he skated, he cooked, he swam, he played hockey .....
Friday while we're out doing a little second hand store shopping I get this text from M....

"Surprise inspection by the principal this morning and there seems to be two very important pieces missing from this class. Can you tell what they are?"

Monday, February 01, 2016


Winter is proving to be an elusive season. 
There hasn't been much time to get in the standard 'Winter in OTown Activities'.
On Friday we seized the day and went for an outdoor skate at Grandad's office during his lunch break.
Thanks for meeting us Grandad.
This whole weekend was blissfully quiet of activities.
All the more reason to make some sushi and settle in for a family movie night.
Week22 Feb1-5
History-STOW - Chptr20-Greece Recivilized
Math- Patterns
Unit Study-Start Cooking Unit
Language- Adjectives/Adverbs
French-Reading Vocab.

Update Dec2020

My Guy A My Guy E School Rooms at Home Deck the Halls It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas