Tag Archives: Spain

In defense of the worksheet

Teachers use worksheets all the time.  Why?  Because kids love them!  Then teachers overuse them and worksheets get a bad wrap.  But, trust us, take our worksheet (call it a scavenger hunt) to a museum and set your kids loose.  It’ll be you begging to sit down or go to the gift shop while your kids are still roaming around, looking at art.

No one can get bored in this museum! Museum Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunt is currently sized to fit on one page but you can enlarge and print on two pages for smaller hands.

The first trip inside of the trip

Our only goal for the trip was that it had to be to Spain so that the girls could practice their Spanish.  If it was southern Spain, we could take advantage of the slightly warmer February temperatures, but it really didn’t matter.  But then, after a little internet travel agenting, Ashley found a Ryan Air flight for 0.01 euros per person one-way.  It didn’t matter that it left from Bratislava, an hour train ride from Vienna, or arrived in a small city outside of Barcelona, one of the only places in Spain that we’ve been already.  For our budget travel cred, we had to be able to say that we took a vacation for 4 cents – even though after fees and taxes it was more like $100 each. Read more »