Monday, March 30, 2009
Emmi enjoyed being with one of her greatest friends:
Pip checking out the "old fashioned" way of getting sap into buckets:
A group of happy children learning how the early settlers made their syrup:
A more modern method:
We enjoyed samples of maple syrup, and had a great pancake lunch! It was one of those experiences that makes you happy to be Canadian!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
And Emmi (#6 light blue):
This is Tim after he received his trophy:
Here's what they thought of their season of basketball!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tim's shield: It even had a little handle on the back to hold it with!
Emmi's polar bear.
She called it "Pole-y", and a feature of Poley was that he could sit on top of doors easily. He had a mini-figure rider.
This is a good exercise for me, sometimes when we are picking up the Lego AGAIN (!!!!) I start to wonder why we keep it around, but looking over the pictures, it seems worthwhile!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Did you know Mozart's favourite colour was red? Or that he was small for his age? We didn't until we did our project! Emmi and Tim prepared the display together, which included a written report, a picture, a lump of salt crystal from Salzburg (thanks Grandma!!), some CD's, some piano music and my clarinet (Mozart wrote some great clarinet music!). It looked pretty good!
After all the presentations, we went to look at the displays, and enjoy some dessert.
Emmi and Tim enjoyed preparing their display, and I think Tim enjoyed his time at the microphone, but Emmi wasn't so keen on playing her piece! However it was great for her to be able to practice playing in front of people (you always need to know your piece much better than you think you do!!) and playing on a grand piano!
It was also a wonderful experience to see what their peers had prepared, and to be inspired by others' playing, perhaps Emmi may be as good as some of them one day! And to encourage the others who are at an earlier level than she is now. Here Emmi and Tim explore the "Liszt Museum" that one family prepared inside a refrigerator box! Too cool!!