Friday, August 28, 2009

Tracking the Pack

Okay, I know I haven't posted in forever, but there are some major educational operations going on in this house. This one is my favorite. In an effort to learn a little about U.S. Geography (and have a little fun), we are going to follow the Packers across the country throughout their season. Well, okay, not literally.

I got a map of the United States from an educational store here in town for $2.50. And then I printed off the logos for all the teams in the NFL, laminated each in packaging tape, and stuck them to the map with poster putty. I was seriously more excited than anyone while we were doing this. And if you know my kids, that says a lot.
Here is a close-up of our division. John Paul recently had a momentary lapse of judgement and thought maybe he wanted to be a Minnesota Vikings fan. However, I'm happy to report that he makes a quiet wretching noise if anyone says the name "Brett Favre" or "Minnesota Vikings." Virtuous? No. But we'll work on respectful dislike for the team once the excitement for the Packers is more ingrained. ;)
So anyway, we'll be taking the Packer's logo around the country every week, and I also have the schedule posted so we can practice our charting of Wins and Losses. So...a little geography, a little math, a little phys. ed, and a LOT of fun. Peace out, and Go Pack.