Safely Moved

Here’s the latest from our classmate Finnian about his move west.

“Right now we are living in our camper as we wait for our house to close. My school will only be 5 mins away from our new home, which is fantastic! We toured my new school Tuesday, and I am looking forward to starting. It was such a long adventure traveling across the country (61 hours). We did stop at the OH Caverns, Mt Rushmore, and the Dinosaurs Museum in WY. We have also stated exploring this area. Craters of the Moon was soooo hot but worth it. Thank you for the prayers.”

Blog Challenge #6: Learning Connection

Learning opportunities are all around us.  How have you made connections with things you learned in school last year?  Share by e-mailing me (or write on your blog) about something this summer that has connected to your learning.  We want to know more.

Last year in history, we took a look at the growing transportation in our young United States.  Trains, steamboats, and covered wagons interested us, and we learned about the canals being built as part of that transportation system.  This summer, Mr. and Mrs. Bracy did a bike tour of the Erie Canal.  Take a look at a few highlights from their learning adventure!

2021 Cycle the Erie Canal: Ride Day 1
By Mr. and Mrs. Bracy
On Sunday, Day 1, we rode from Buffalo to Medina for 49.32 miles. We explored the history of the Canal at the Erie Canal Discovery Center and the Lockport Visitor Center. We learned about the Five Locks and Locks 34 & 35 at the Canal Museum.
2021 Cycle the Erie Canal:  Ride Day 2
Monday was Day 2 riding from Medina to Fairport for a total of 62.04 miles. We enjoyed stops at the Village of Holley, Brockport, Spencerport, Rochester, and a stop at REI.
2021 Cycle the Erie Canal:  Ride Day 3
Day 3, Tuesday, saw us riding 50.36 miles from Fairport to Seneca Falls. This day included stops at Palmyra, Newark, Lyons, and Clyde. In Lyons we stopped at the Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum learning much about the history of peppermint oil.
2021 Cycle the Erie Canal:  Ride Day 4
Wednesday was Day 4. We rode from Seneca Falls to just west of Syracuse. After 28 miles our riding concluded. We rode 190 miles along the Canal completing the half of Cycle the Erie Canal ride. On Day 4 we enjoyed stops at Erie Canal Heritage Park and the Village of Jordan which has beautiful flower beds and an awesome mural.
Do you have questions about the Erie Canal for the Bracys?  Leave a comment!

Blog Challenge #5: Summer Food

Maple creemees, s’mores, watermelon, fresh string beans, corn on the cob, homemade ice cream, fresh-picked blueberries, . . . .

This week’s challenge is a bit strange, but fun.  Summer is joyous in so many ways, and one way is all the flavors of the season.  Share with us a food you have enjoyed.

It could be something you cooked.  This week I tried a new roasted chickpea gyro recipe.  My students will find this artistic photo of my supper pretty funny since cooking is not generally my thing.

It could be harvesting your food.  Here is our class missionary Alicia helping us pick peas in July several years ago at my parents’ house.

It could be the place where you enjoyed your food.  Last night some friends came to my special swimming lake for a picnic supper, and we feasted along with the Canada geese, the bald eagle (who fished closer than I’ve ever seen him there), and my blue heron companion.

Post on your blog or e-mail Miss Blessing.  Scrumptious!