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Monday, March 24, 2008

Fun Monday ~ ABCs

Swampy thought up a very different assignment for us this week. Here it is, straight from the horse's mouth:


FUN MONDAY: ABC's
Back in my school teaching days, I used the A-B-C technique of making connections and remembering things. For instance, if we had studied Ireland, one assignment would be to list all 26 letters of the alphabet down the page and add words and/or phrases remembered about that unit of study:


IRELAND:

A - Antrim (County of)...
B- Blarney Stone, Belfast...
C - Cork, connacht, crystal...
D - Dublin...
Another use for this techinque is to record a family vacation...list PLACES (restaurants-monuments-hotels), PEOPLE (those on the trip-others you met), ANECDOTES, anything that had to do with the trip. Kids love to keep an on-going "journal" this way because they don't get bogged down with complete sentences, correct grammar, punctuation, etc. Plus, it's a handy-dandy way to document the trip for future references.
TRIP TO AUSTRALIA:

A - Australian Open, aborigines, Aussie, aerial pingpong...
B - beer (Toohey's Old), Brisbane, barbie, billabong, bloke, bluey...
C - crocodiles, chewie, chokkie...
D - "Don't drop cell phone into Yellow River...", didgeridoo, dingo...

With that in mind, here's the Fun Monday Challenge for March 24:
Choose a topic/theme and make an alphabetical list of words, phrases, photos...however you want to share your topic/theme.
Topics can range from pet-peeves, vacations, people who have influenced your life, jokes, favorites, philosopher's quotes/sayings, birds, flowers...anything. The sky is the limit. Your ABC list can be depicted with words, photos, illustrations... You are limited only by your imagination. Be funny. Be serious. Be creative. Be sarcastic. Be there, or be square.
And, yes, of course you may bend the rules. Just entertain us. If you can't do all TWENTY-SIX, do as many as you can. (If you have kiddos, let them join the fun and help with the list. Make it a family, brainstorming session.)



The following is the ABCs version of our recent camping trip and the area in general. It's not too exciting or funny, but it fun to do and will always help me remember some of the things that happened that weekend.






For some reason it left off W, X, Y and Z so here they are...

W atermoccasins

X eric

Y aks

Z zzzzzz = the way I sleep all snug in my sleeping bag! (NOT my snoring as some might have you believe!)

This is a cute and fun way to remember trips or events that I will have my littlest son do when he gets a bit older. I think it'd also make a fun thing to look back on and read when he gets older.

Thanks for the fun, Swampy!

17 comments:

mjd said...

your weekend sounds wonderful as long as the alligators were not too close.

Anonymous said...

No your Snoring isn't zzzzz it not even ZZZZZZZZZZ it got more of that chainsaw sound.
LOL

IamwhoIam said...

You really enjoy camping don't you. Well thanks for playing

Alison said...

wonderful list..sounds like you had a great time!!!

Sayre said...

Ah... sounds like home (the Wakulla one)! That includes the alligators!

swampy said...

You could have just left off the W...water mocassins as far as I concerned.
Great list. Remind me to reserve a room at the nearest hotel if I ever go camping with you.
Thanks for playing the game.
Have a great week.

min said...

*sigh*
I miss Florida.

Pamela said...

What is it about outdoor adventures that help one sleep?

The Alligators at the beginning of your list nearly scared me away.

lisa marie said...

Alligators and water moccassins, I'm outta here. :) Sounds fun, do alligator eat Deer?

Jan said...

Very creative journal of your trip.

Mariposa said...

Love your 2 ABCs! Happy FM!

Faye said...

Twenty-six reminders of a wonderful trip. Sounds like a great time was had by all.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Thanks for sharing your ABC's list for Fun Monday.....I only like camping inside of a hotel...with a nice shower and soft bed...

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Boy, I guess everywhere you camp, there's critters. You's got alley-gaters and water-mocassins, we's got bears and mountain lions.

ChrisB said...

I enjoy reading about other people's camping experiences and I'm sure it's great fun but I like the comfort of my bed too much to ever give it a try!

nikki said...

Water moccasins? No thanks. I'll stay at home.

Great job!

misti said...

:) Hi!!!