Heat wave!

WOW!  It’s been a warm one this week!  How are you making out with it?  How about the kids?

Since being on the TOU (time of use) for the hydro since May 1st, I’ve been trying to keep on track with doing things during the low peak hours, which ends up being the evenings after 9pm and/or weekends and holidays.  Hasn’t been working out too bad so far.
This week on the other hand, with the humidity…well, let’s just say, I’m doing not too bad I think.  I’m trying to keep the air off during the high peak hours and mid peak if tolerable.  I have to admit, it’s been on during some of those mid peak hours as well this week!

Word Warrior Camp started this past Tuesday at TVCC.  An 8 week, weekly summer camp for children with augmentative communication devices working on core vocabularly.  It’s the first time they’ve run a program like that with wide age range and varying degree’s of disabilities and communication.

I think it went well.  It moved a little slow at times, but it was fine for the first session and Patrick enjoyed it.

The children were to use the 3 words for that day as passwords to get into the room.  The words for Tuesday were good, bad & ready.

Stories and a couple activities were used in conjunction with those words for the morning.  It was an hour and a half long.  Some exercises were sent home for the kids to work on and play with over the next week.  There will be 3 new words added each week.

Patrick will miss next week, as he will be spending a week at his dad’s, but they have given me the itinerary for the missing week to work with him at home.

Next week begins the National Special Olympic Games here in London.  I am looking forward to them.  Opening ceremonies will be held Tuesday night at TD Waterhouse Stadium and free for everyone to come and enjoy as well!

As I mentioned previously, I will be helping with the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as marshalling for swimming and the Canada Aquatic Centre, Wed/Thur/Fri afternoon and Sat morning.

I have family arriving this weekend from NS to check out the games as well.  My Uncle coaches one of the softball teams and some of the athletics too.  My cousin participates in them and enjoys them very much!  It will be great to see them, as much as we’ll be able, with attending different venues and events, but that’s ok, I know everyone will enjoy themselves!! 🙂

It’s been quite a week and the summer is just beginning, lol.  More to come 🙂

How are your plans going this summer?  Anything interesting happening for you?  How are you keeping the kids busy and cool? lol

Have a great evening!!  I’ll be back 🙂


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