Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tour of the town

In school this year,
the 3rd graders had the opportunity
to learn more about the history
of the town we live in.
They learned fun facts about the people
who founded it
and lived here 100 years ago.
Then, last week, they all went on a
walking tour to see the buildings
and talk about the history behind some of them.
It was fun to go with them and
hang out with Sydney for a few hours.

The group would stop
at several places
and a couple of the kids
who had researched that particular building
would stand up and
tell the group about it.

We live in a pretty cool little town.
It was fun to learn more about it.

It was interesting to learn
about the fire
that happened 100 years ago
and how the people dealt with it,
and how such an event
could change an entire town
back then.

After the tour,
we all stopped at the park
for a picnic lunch.
Then headed back up to school.

I think that being there

made the history come alive for them,

and was so much more fun

than just reading about it.

We really enjoyed it!

1 comment:

OnGod'sErrand said...

You live in such a great place! Peaceful, safe, quiet and slow-paced. It's a great town to raise a family in (I just wish it was about 150 miles closer to Denver, sigh.)