Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Boston Snow Storm

Dear Children -

Yesterday morning (Monday, March 2) I was in Boston and was planning to visit the classroom of Sofia Hart's students. Ms. Hart is my daughter and she teaches 3rd Grade at a public school in the Boston area. For several weeks I have been receiving wonderful comments on my blog from many of her students and I was looking forward to meeting them in person. 

But along came the Boston Snow Storm and classes were cancelled. I tried to get a bus back to Pennsylvania but the buses were also cancelled. South Station was full of people trying to get a bus to New York City and other places but the buses weren't traveling due to inclement weather. Finally at 2:30 in the afternoon a company that I never heard of decided to start putting its buses back in service and I was able to get to New York and from there to Pennsylvania.

This kind of weather, cold and windy with lots of snow, makes it easy to forget that global warming is a problem. We have to remember the bigger picture of the weather all around the Earth, not just where we are. 

I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet the students in Ms. Hart's class. I hope all of you will continue to follow my blog and write comments to me. In addition to my daughter, I have a son who lives in the Boston area. Today he suggested that I tell you about a website about global warming for children. Here it is - maybe you would like to check it out:

http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics/kidspage.cfm

I'm leaving on Thursday to go to Texas where I'll start my trip this coming Sunday afternoon.

From Nana Greta

15 comments:

Christina said...

Hi nana greta. im christina in ms harts class. i was so sad when ms hart said you were not coming. but on monday, i had fun, though. i went to my aunt ccs house (her real name is maurcia.) we played wii, (a video game sytem) watched indiana jones, and ate popcorn. It was great but i was the only girl. But i forgot you im sorry. i am at home right now not school. So im am sooooo sorry i forgot you were coming. so i have to eat dinner right now so have fun on your walk nana greta!!!!!

p.s hey nana greta your marching in march!!

Greta said...

Hi Christina - I'm glad you had a good time on Monday. Snow days can be a lot of fun. But I would have preferred to visit your classroom on Monday. Maybe some other time. Now I've got to go, because March is for marching!

Christina said...

Hi- i know i did not respond to the respond you gave me on my first comment i gave you so i am going to now. I have 2 things to tell you. Ok, so ms.hart must had told you when we started posted comments on your blog. And that was on my b-day 02/11/09 thats when i turned 9. so i did post a comment telling you how happy i was for you and stuff. But when i was just 3 words away from posting you my comment, the computer teacher said "boys and girls time is up" then i had all the words there. Finally, i pressed post comment wrote my name in the profile but when it was published, the comment was not there. I do not know why. And i have another question. Is global warming all over america?

Best Luck, Christina

Greta said...

Yes, Christina, global warming is all over America. In fact, it's all over the world. Do you have a globe at school? Globes show all the Earth, including America but also the North and South Poles, and all the continents. We call it Global Warming because it is happening all over the globe.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I just read what you wrote and I feel really bad that you could not come to see us in person. And I can't belive that you stayed at the bus stop for 6 hours. I can belive that you got back to your house in Pennsylvania!!
-Hope you are having fun!
Love, Kiara!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,

I read your comment of the Boston snow storm and Im also sad that I couldent meet you my name is Bianca I would be so glad to see you take care.
Love, Bianca

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
Maybe next time you could come!
sincerly,
Tiffany :D
P.S This means a smiley FACE
:D

Anonymous said...

Dear,Nana Greta how much exercise do you get every day? About the snow storm sorry you couldn't come.Maybe you could come after the walk. sincerly,
Giancarlo

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
Wow I was sad when they called school off because I wanted to meet you.

From,
Kevin a student of Ms.Hart

Anonymous said...

Nana Greta I have a quastion, when do think you are going to be in New York state From, Emanuel

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,You know that you have the best daughter in your life? And she's my best teacher. From Maria.

Anonymous said...

I really wish you could come to my class from Lucas Bermudez.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
I love your daughter. Good luck on your walk. I like your story that you wrote it was realy great and i love the part when it said that you wre planning to visit our classrooom.

Love, Dianna

Greta said...

Hello Kiara, Bianca, Tiffany, Giancarlo, Kevin, Emmanuel, Maria, Lucas and Dianna -

I loved your comments and I wish very much that I had been able to visit your class.

About your questions, I don't do much exercise but I love to walk, and play in the water or kick a ball. I'll post a picture of me playing on the beach as I walked along the Louisiana coast.

I think I'll get to New York State in July, but I won't be anywhere near New York City or the Hudson River. I'll be in the middle of the state.

And I agree with you about Ms. Hart - she's the best daughter in the world.

Love, Nana Greta

Anonymous said...

Hi Nana Greta! I really like what you are doing! I also try my best to help the planet Earth,Without it we couldn´t live anywhere else and it is a very Beautiful planet!