Saturday, November 14, 2009

What happens when kids study the globe...

I appreciate all my readers too much to let the last post be all you get to read when you come to visit my blog, but I'm also short on time tonight. So I thought I'd give you a little glimpse into a recent conversation we had in the car yesterday. We were listening to some early American music, since that's what we're studying in history these days, and I decided to give them a pop quiz.

Mom: Let's see how many of the thirteen colonies we can name.

Ryne: New York, Massachusetts, Virginia...

[Ryne continues to name several of the colonies, eventually naming nine of them, and Grace adds at least one.]

Grace: South Sandwich Islands!

Ryne: No! That's near Antarctica!

Grace: I know, but I just like the name.


  1. That is too cute!

    I missed your last post and just read it. I'm getting the same spammer. Fortunately he's commented on posts that I can just delete, like out-dated give-aways. I'm considering what to do, too.

  2. That is a cute story about learning the names of places. Does Grace know that the islands are named after Lord (or was it the Earl of?) Sandwich, the one who (or whose ancestor, I forget) invented the sandwich, according to legend?

    Apparently he didn't want to leave a game of cards and instructed the waiter at the club to bring him his food between two chunks of bread so he could eat it while playing. The legend does not tell whether he won the game, though.

    ~ Sharon