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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Easter everybody!

Ok, I am almost off. Germany, sister and nieces are calling. They can´t wait, especially since they know I have all sorts of Icelandic treats for them in my bag.
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Seriously! My eldest niece called me this evening:

Niece:"Auntie Monika, you are coming tomorrow!"
Minka:"Yes sweety, are you excited?"
Niece:"Oh yes, very much. You did buy the Icelandic Easter Egg, right?"
I swear there was hardly any pause between the two sentences in the last statement :)
Kids!
I´ll miss you guys and I sure hope you will have a wonderful Easter holiday.

glitter graphics And our usual Thursday Brain Teaser:

"She revolutionized education when she let children learn at their own pace. She became Italy’s first female doctor after her graduation from medical school. Working with mentally challenged children, she began constructing her own theories on education. She thought a less structured environment where kids could be self-motivated and learn at their own rate would be best. The schools she established in Europe and the United States used this method of instruction, and still carry her name 50 years after her death."

If you think you got it, go to the comment section and HINT!!! at the answer. This way you will leave additional clues for your fellow commenters and not ruining it for everyone else. And we all get to learn something along the way. Off you go comment then...

Posted by Minka :: 12:41 am :: 45 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!

45 Comments:

At 01:17, Blogger Doug said...

She lived in Ancona, Italy. I'm a product of her teaching. Let that be a lesson to any considering one of her schools.

Safe travels, good fun, happy Easter and an appropriately dour Heiligen Freitag.

 
At 01:23, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, well done!
See, now we shoudl put that on a poster or needlepoint on a pillow-that´ll scare future generations:)
Freundlichste Himmelfahrt!

 
At 03:23, Anonymous shayna said...

Hope you have a great Easter!!!! Stay safe and have fun with the family!!!!

 
At 05:03, Anonymous logo™ said...

I know I know,
she used to be on the Lire, back when there was such a thing.
She had matching initials!

 
At 12:04, Blogger Minka said...

I had no clue that there are plenty of computers at the airport. For a little money you can have the time of your life while waiting for your connecting flight. What do you mean, blog-addicted?
And now I'll be off reading some blogs...

 
At 12:16, Blogger Mo'a said...

My son went to her kind of school up to 3rd grade....that is when we moved. I was on the board of that school and we added one elementary school grade each year.
In Icelandic there is a word for conceited....it starts with m.....did I say too much!!!!

 
At 12:46, Blogger Minka said...

Well done auntie, knew this one would be a piece of cake for some;)
Happy Easter!

 
At 15:56, Blogger The Village Idiot said...

Not Thor but more like Loki, the link was broken but now it is fixed and..Ancona Italy, the only name that pops into my head is Raphael..but he had something to do with the arts, not teaching,,time to go scratch my head again.

ciao!

 
At 16:42, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Hi Minka-Happy Easter and safe venturing.

I'm guessing its a name that we see around here a bit....mo'a romig-boyles got the first letter and 'i' will be last!

 
At 17:30, Blogger ariel said...

Happy Easter!

 
At 19:18, Anonymous pia said...

Unlike Doug I'm not a product of her schools. Think Doug would be Doug no matter what

I have always been impressed with the way she she let kids sit on the floor, and take time outs when it suited them

Have a wonderful Easter and a great time in Germany

 
At 20:40, Blogger snavy said...

I know!! I know!! I never get these - lol!!

Have a great trip and happy easter!!!

 
At 21:24, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Have a marvelous visit with your family!
Don't forget that EGG!!!

Happy & blessed Easter to you!!

 
At 22:09, Blogger dddragon said...

LOL - I know who she is, but don't know any other hints to give ...

Have a great visit!

 
At 23:30, Blogger Mo'a said...

Gledilega Paska Monika min. I wish you were coming to visit me....I love those Easter Eggs...do they strill have a saying in them? They have had the same kind of little chick on top since I was a little girl.....and you know that, that is a long time ;^)

 
At 00:36, Blogger actonbell said...

This is the first one I've ever known, too.
Have a great trip--happy Easter!

 
At 00:53, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Have a wonderful trip and a happy Easter. I think you stumped me on this brain teaser.

 
At 02:29, Blogger SquareGirl said...

she shares the initials of a popular chocolate candy.

Oh have have a lovely Easter with your sister and neices!

I discovered computers at the airport too!

 
At 11:04, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Have a great time with your family Monika! Happy Easter!

 
At 11:32, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy!

 
At 12:54, Blogger cube said...

Happy Easter to you & yours from me & mine. Safe journey, too.

Does the answer start with M-O-N?

 
At 13:24, Blogger karma said...

hey Minka have a great trip and come back soon!

 
At 22:11, Anonymous Logo™ said...

Today, Friday, I did a post about Ogden Nash with you in mind. When you have some time with PC do take a look, sweetie
mwah!

 
At 14:47, Blogger AP3 said...

Hope you're having a great time with your family! :-*

 
At 18:57, Blogger Fred said...

Safe travels. Have a wonderful and relaxing Easter.

 
At 16:07, Blogger birdwoman said...

Hope you had a wonderful easter, and that the egg tastes as good as it looks!!

As for your Italian lady - I think I know who it is - just heard about her on an A&E show about Alexander Graham Bell this morning - he brought her over to the US and had her start a school here - in DC I think - with her methods. Sent all his grandkids there.

There are still schools named after them jointly - AGBMS...

am I right?

(*)>

 
At 19:28, Blogger Doug said...

Tap

 
At 19:28, Blogger Doug said...

Tap

 
At 19:29, Blogger Doug said...

Tap

(Hope you're having a great time)

 
At 17:56, Blogger Aisha said...

She lets you learn at your own rate, usually stops classes at the end of primary school. Very very expensive. Her theory is referred to as the ____ method. Is that hinting showing that I got it?

 
At 22:58, Blogger actonbell said...

...peeking in, and hoping you're having a memorable holiday.
I'm reading Thud! by Terry Pratchett, btw, and having some good laughs:)

 
At 13:28, Blogger Doug said...

Actonbell, I'm reading Wyrd Sisters and have Never Let Me Go on the shelf for next.

 
At 11:47, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

*SOB me a river* SOB!!! SOB I SAY!

Where are you!!!! I miss you too much to put up with anymore of this!

AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

 
At 14:30, Blogger Doug said...

OK, Mädchen. Unpack your bags and come say hello.

 
At 18:13, Blogger Minka said...

I am back!'
Naturally my internet-connection went on vacation too and hasn´t returned yet. I´ll fix it and show you some lovely pics of Germany, family and me!

 
At 22:35, Blogger Doug said...

Wilkommen züruck nach dein heim. Eisland und hier.

 
At 04:17, Blogger ariel said...

hi back, Monika! hope you had a wonderful time! Internet connection must feel hurt or something. it's gona be okay. :-)

 
At 10:27, Blogger Minka said...

Is blogger prohibiting anybosy else to publish as well? What an annoying start for a Monday! And Mondays haven´t had it easy since the beginning of weeks anyway!

 
At 11:10, Blogger Doug said...

Yup, me too Minka. Poor Monday.

 
At 11:21, Blogger Minka said...

bugger that!
I have so many lovely pictures I wanna share with my blogger buddies and than that! Darn you blogger, you burn in hell!
I apologize for the minor temper tantrum, but i juts needed to get it out of my system!

 
At 12:17, Blogger Doug said...

Once more, Minka. More primal this time.

 
At 12:17, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Hi Minka-glad you're back!

A pox on blogger!!

 
At 12:55, Blogger Mo'a said...

Welcome back....I found out that with blogger if you want to post a lot of photos do them one at the time......I have had time when they refused to publish for me, those of course are major AAAAArg, moments. Hope you will have success soon I so look forward to hearing about you time with your Sister and little Nieces :)

 
At 13:01, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, I am not one to hold grudges;)

Kyahgirl, thank you sweety. I am trying to get to your page, but there is no link in your blogger profile. Why?

Móa, it won´t even let me publish without any pictures. The nerve!

 
At 18:49, Blogger Keith said...

Hi Monika,
Ich dachte, daß Sie in Deutschland waren! Sind Sie zum Land des Schnees zurückgekommen und gefrieren dann? Entschuldigen Sie mein schlechtes Deutsches. Ich heute abend getrunken! *going to bed!*

 

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