Welcome to those of you joining me from It All Started with a Wish. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
I’m so excited to join this loop with some new Disney friends! You’ll find the Magical Blogorail Yellow line running the first Friday of each month. We’re taking time to introduce ourselves, but beginning in April every month will have a dedicated topic. The Red, Green, and Blue lines run on the remaining Fridays. Find schedules posted at our transportation center: The Magical Blogorail.
I am Jodi Whisenhunt, an Amy-award winning freelance writer, editor, homeschooler, and lover of all things Disney. My family first traveled to Walt Disney World in 2006, and we’ve been back three times since. We’d be there way more often if we didn’t live so far away! My most recent visit was in January to play at the Parks and to attend the Disney Dream christening celebration and cruise.
I created Magical Mouse Schoolhouse with my friend, Carol Beth Scott of 3D Travel Company, to provide homeschoolers creative ways to supplement their lesson plans. Really, though, anyone with kids can have fun learning while they play!
So what we do here is uncover educational possibilities that hide in Disney movies, Disney theme parks, Disney story books, Disney art, and more, then stretch the boundaries of the home classroom with the fun, exciting appeal of Walt Disney entertainment.
Here’s a clip from a favorite post:
Tinker Bell, Peter Pan’s mischievous pixie, fluttered off the screen of the 1953 animated feature, Peter Pan, and into the hearts of children and their parents to become one of Disney’s most beloved characters. The ornery little sprite, known for her burning envy of Wendy and her enduring adoration of Peter, often hosts Disney television specials and sprinkles fairy dust over DVD intros…
Truth or fiction?
• The flying Cast Member is the same woman who originated the role. She’s had such longevity, because she works less than a minute a day.
• The very first Tinker Bell was a European acrobat and trapeze artist who rode motorcycles on high wires for Ringling Brothers.
• Tink’s a real fairy…
…Today, we are going to measure the intensity and duration of light produced by glow sticks. You can use ones you purchased at a Disney Park (if they’re still new or haven’t been activated yet) or purchase them at a craft store. Click here for “Measure Luminescence in Glow-in-the-Dark Objects” and follow the step-by-step instructions…
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Chemistry
SKILL LEVEL: High School
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New posts are published every Monday and Thursday. We also host giveaways on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, and we run a monthly educational incentive program called Earn Your E.A.R.S., which rewards students for actively participating in their education.
Come, think outside the textbook with us!
Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Guru.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
Add MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE to your home library!