Sunday, March 6, 2016
1st day of March= Snow Day - Week of Feb. 29th
Growing up in Michigan,
one is ready for any type of weather walking out the door. However, as Michiganders, we also aren't surprised when we have unexpected snowstorms when others are gearing up for spring.
So, for the first day of the new month, we welcomed an unanticipated snow day at home with a school cancellation. Cam requested to stay in his pajamas all day and since Jane was pretty certain the van wasn't going anywhere, that seemed like a perfectly good idea! Ms. Amanda was able to arrive a bit early to chill out with Cam and do some homework.
A project outside of school work has involved Chris and his son, always eager to create something together. For the past couple of weeks, the assignment chosen was to build a homemade arcade. Two consoles complete with blue buttons on one and red on the other completed the mini game gallery. The operating system utilized is Raspberry Pi, and not the kind you eat.
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. Chris and Cam complete the specific coding needed and then the fun began- actually playing the games! Jane has challenged the boys to a Galaga playoff next week.
An extra winning bonus was seeing Oma over the weekend! Even with a little chill in the air, she sure warms our hearts every time she's here.
Also, Cam wants to let everyone know that he is signed up for Spring Baseball with the West Michigan Miracle League. Opening day game will be on Saturday, Apr. 30th!
Cam's afternoon bus driver, Ms. Christie told Cam Monday afternoon that she thought Tuesday would be a snow day.
"Mom, Ms. Christie was right about a snow day. She was right on top of it!"