Friday, May 30, 2008

Adventure Schooling and Still Going on about Terabithia

This post is about a great source of inspiration for many homeschooling families, but I'm sure many non-homeschoolers will also find it fascinating. Many of us who homeschool have aspirations about living a life of counter culture or simply a life less ordinary and, happily, learning about families like the Vogels stirs us into action towards such a goal.
This amazing family (Mom, Dad, and ten-year-old twin boys) is bicycling the length of the Pan-American Highway (Alaska to Argentina). They will be sharing observations and discoveries as they go along, so they will be providing a great resource for geography lessons among other things. At the end of their journey, the twins will also hold the record for the youngest people to cycle the Pan-American Highway. If you want to learn more, you can read their actual press release or visit their site.

So, I did tell you that when I like something, I can get really boring about it. Anyway, I thought the songs sung in Ms. Edmunds' class would make a great addition to my nighttime repertoire and as I was googling the lyrics for all three, I came across this video:

And I know you didn't ask for them, but here are the lyrics. I'm really just proudly dorky that way.:-)