CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #19

CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #19

A Story by Mike Keenan

CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #19

 

Hi William; this will be our last lesson as I hope you will be back in school soon. It has be a lot of fun!

 

WORD FOR THE DAY please add to your list

 

Gadget

Synonyms: appliance, contraption, contrivance, gizmo, widget, convenience

 

A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.

 

The example makes it very clear what a gadget is - David has this fancy new gadget that can peel a whole head of garlic in seconds.

 

Your turn- please write a good sentence that shows the meaning of the word

 

Computer gadgets

Household gadgets

Cleaning gadgets

etc

 

 

Haiku for the day - notice different number of syllables - 3, 5, 4

 

balmy breeze
swarming bees circle
the river bank

 

Do you like it?

 

 

Your Research Today - Trivia questions - where do bumblebees nest? what is cryogenics?

 

Underground; Production of low temperatures

 

 

 

William, lets finish off with Billy Collins. Here he is with animations to enhance five poems plus one extra.

 

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddw1_3ZVjTE&t=24s    15.05

 

Let me know when finished.

 

The poems are-

1. Budapest (about the creative process)

2. Somedays (dollhouse images) sometimes you eat the bear; somedays it eats you

3. Forgetfulness (mental slippage)

4. The Country (etiquette  - mice, match, fire)

5. The Dead  (wrote after friend’s funeral - watching us)

+

To My Favourite 17 Year Old High School Girl - (accomplishments vs trivia)

 

Which did you like the most? WHY?



BYE!

© 2022 Mike Keenan


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Mike Keenan
Mike Keenan

Kanata, Ontario, Canada



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