Eli’s First Blog Entry

We have taken Eli out of school on two different Fridays in order to go on daytrips with the students in the London programme– first to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, and then to Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle. Since we were taking him out for the day, we decided to torture him continue his education by forcing him asking him to write a short theme concerning the content of the trip on each occasion. He has done well on both attempts. Denver (my brother) was asking when Eli was going to write a post on the blog, and we realized that his themes could serve double duty. To that end, we have decided to post both an image and a transcription of each theme (the transcriptions will be literally that– we will maintain Eli’s spelling choices, etc.). Having come to this conclusion recently, there will be a certain delay in presenting the Stonehenge / Salisbury theme, as I forgot to take a picture of it before it got sent off to school. Pending it’s return, we would like to present the Canterbury / Leeds Castle theme.

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A page of Eli's homework

Eli's Second Self-Directed Theme

[Editor’s Note: The two red stamps on the theme are from a toy Eli received inside a Kinder Surprise— a handstamp that says “hello” in Polish. He thought they really added something aesthetically to the presentation of his work.]

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Going To…

[Cześć]!  Hello! I wen to:

Canterbury cathedral

I liked going there! It was super

fun! I liked the staind glass

windows because they had

stories in them.

[Cześć]!  Hello! next I went to:

Leeds Castle

I liked it! it was super

super fun! I liked it

Because it was so BIG!

I liked it when I went

through the mase because

it was fun! I liked when

I wen to the gift shop

because I got a toy

Action figure. I liked

when I went to

the dog collar

museum because

I thought the

spiky collars where



Filed under Going To English School, In England

7 responses to “Eli’s First Blog Entry

  1. Stephen

    Great post, Eli! How did you not get lost in that maze? And I’m impressed England can keep a dog collar museum open. (How did that escape Cameron’s austerity measures?) You know what would be a good idea? A leash museum, next to the dog collar museum, next to the maze. That way, you could have a really long leash so you wouldn’t get lost in the maze.

    • TN Dalley Folks

      Hey E !
      What a great essay! It was so great to read. I could use my imagination and picture you right there. I always find the gift shop to be a very satisfying
      way to end a tour. (I am almost joking here) England is so full of amazing
      places . I am very glad that you get lots of field trips. Keep writing,we love it!
      And we love You! G&G

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