Monday, November 23, 2009
Day Two Grandma's Geni 101 Class
Day Two Grandma's Geni 101 Class for Grandkids
We started today with a photo of an ancestor Samual Chapin founder of Springfield Mass. We talked about how it would be fun someday to visit this statue.
We talked about how Samuel Chapin came to America for freedom of religion. We then took the world map and drew an X on England and an X on Springfield Mass. First grader Scott drew a line from England to Massachusetts.
Then we talked about the kids' mom's country Nicaragua. We placed a big red X on their Mom's home country. We then placed a big blue X on Grandpa's birthplace Oahu, Hawaii. At which time Scott decided we need extremely large black Xs to indicate where the penguins come from ----- the South Pole. Kind of a mix of Sea World Education and Genealogy Lessons.
We then showed the route Grandpa's father took from Spain to Hawaii. Finally we marked a path for all these people to Santa Clara Valley, California, USA. Scott decided not to make a path for the penguins to come to Santa Clara, California. Scott's logic was Santa Clara would be too warm for the penguins.
This was a lot of fun.