20 Ways of Getting to School That Sure Do Beat the Bus

  1. Walking
  2. Biking
  3. Limousine
  4. Tricked-out Pope-mobile
  5. Batmobile
  6. Helicopter
  7. Hang glider
  8. Luge
  9. Canoe
  10. Pogo Stick
  11. Runaway Mine Cart
  12. Time-saving Waterfall
  13. Hot Air Balloon
  14. Cartwheeling
  15. Speed Skating
  16. Surfboard
  17. Skimboard
  18. Swinging Jungle Vines
  19. Punkin Chunkin’ Catapult Contraption
  20.  And runner-up, number 21: dog sled.     


  1. Sybil said,

    March 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    my broom

  2. scheirmad said,

    March 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Wasn’t expecting that one. Thanks for the laugh.

    -Scheir M.

  3. Andie said,

    March 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I saw a TV show on the discovery channel about punkin’ chunkin. Go ahead, ask me what I learned, I dare you!

  4. scheirmad said,

    March 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    OK, Andie, I’ll bite! What did you learn?

    -Scheir M.

  5. Andie said,

    March 6, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I learned the difference between an air cannon, a trebuchet, and a centrifugal chunker. I would have to draw diagrams to explain the various methods of applying weight and/or compressed air to chunk a punkin.

    For those who really want to know, there is a link!


  6. Andie said,

    March 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    that could be 3 more ways! the catapult is so, like, a totally different category.

  7. Lorraine said,

    March 7, 2009 at 12:44 am

    A lot of our kids are coming to school on their scooters and it’s driving the teachers nuts. They (the scooters) have to be kept in the classroom so they take up space in an already crowded space (which is partly my fault because as a teacher I’m a squirrel – well I might need it for Science or Technology – do you know you can make fabulous rockets out of old film canisters?). I have devised a plot where the scooters are tucked behind my little mobile white board – we can fit 4 scooters behind it – so they’re only a problem when I need to use the board and it’s truly amazing how many boys just absolutely, desperately have to be in that area when I’ve moved the board!!

  8. scheirmad said,

    March 7, 2009 at 8:00 am

    My old routine for getting to school with the kids was a mile long scooter walk in which they scooted and I pulled our big wagon. The wagon was for (a) the backpacks, so the kids didn’t have to carry them while they scooted, (b) the scooters, if the kids decided to stop scooting (c) the kids, if they decided to also stop walking and (d) the kids, the scooters, and the backpacks, if one of the kids cracked up on the sidewalk and required immediate medical attention.

    I sure do miss those days!

    -Scheir M.

  9. scheirmad said,

    March 7, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Oh, and speaking of dog sleds, the Iditarod starts today. Check out http://www.iditarod.com to track the racers…and verify whether they’re on time for school!

    -Scheir M.

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