It arrived Tuesday morning on the island and gave us our first shut-down of the year. Prince Edward Island pretty much closes down during bad winter storms. Schools, government offices, and many businesses do not tempt nature and instead choose to keep everyone safe and off the roads. The Nor'easter winds were powerful during this storm and we had quite a bit of snow too.
We all stayed home Tuesday, even my husband came back home midday from work. It was a quiet day filled with warm tea, reading books, and good doses of video games and TV for my teens and husband. Lucky for them, the power stayed on.
The dangerous effect of winter storms like this one is the very poor visibility, as you can see in the photo below. We could barely see past our neighbour's yard.
|Potato Snacks for our "storm chips"|
The blizzard gave us a lot of snow drifts. Wednesday morning, from our front door, the view was like this:
Celeste and I went to fix the bird feeder and she loved playing in the snow drifts in our backyard.
The Canadian Homeschooler has compiled great blog posts well worth reading from the Canadian Homeschool Bloging Team . A lot of great ideas there to enjoy the winter months with your family, many which can apply to all families, not just homeschooling. The Canadian Homeschooler is also hosting a great giveaway of Winter Learning eBooks from On the Mark Press. I suggest making a nice cup of tea and visiting Lisa's great post!
|Homeschooling Through the Winter|