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.


  1. Awesome! You are so on top of fun educational stuff - what a great idea!

  2. This is such a great idea. My husband wold love it. We may use this. It was good to hear from you again.

  3. I love this so much! You are such a good mommy! :o)

  4. This is such a great way to study geography, brilliant idea!

  5. Fun idea!! I was excited to find out you had a blog (linked from your facebook page) but then I realized this post was from a year ago! :) It's hard to keep up a blog though I know! Are you going to "track the pack" again this year? I was thinking - I taught K5 and have a ton of idea books and materials if you ever want to come look through and borrow any for homeschooling!