So holidays are over and it's back to school time again. We are all a little bit excited by this in our house! We are trying out a new subject this term. Something other than our safe, already mapped out, organised by somebody else, set out in books, can't go wrong, type of curriculum. Yep, we are stepping over the edge into the great unknown, and we can't wait!!!
I realised recently, that although I have a huge desire to see everything and go everywhere, I don't actually know where any of these places might be, especially in regard to finding it on a map. I know, I know - I studied geography at school just like everybody else, but obviously my mind was somewhere else during those classes (now that I think about it, my best friend in high school - Michael - and I used to sit across the room from each other and squash M&M's onto our teeth and then smile at each other and the first one to laugh was the loser - or something like that!!!). Anyway, so basically I suck at finding countries of the world and wouldn't have the first clue about what their flag looks like, or what their national dress, language, main industry is etc. so we are going to find out!!!
We bought ourselves a map of the world and some map pins, and each week we will look at a new country (it should only take about 5/6 years) - draw their flag, look at their cuisine (maybe even experiment with an exotic meal), check out their industry and the population and maybe even see if we can learn to say hello or something else just as original in that country's language. And then at the end of the year we will take an around the world field trip and visit all these countries.........yeah, I wish!!!!!!