Monday, November 8, 2010

Lincoln Street Returns with "Canoe of Thanks"


As many of you might recall, last week we hosted the 4th grade of Waverly's Lincoln Street School for a field trip which took the kids on a journey through our prehistoric past that we hope that they will share with their own kids someday. During the field trip the group was broken into three subgroups in order to rotate through three stations to include Ted Keir - "Hunting the Woolly Mammoth in Our Region," Dick Cowles "Early American Trade in Our Region," which included a birch bark canoe, trade axes and beads, and animal furs, and Jack Andrus, "Native American Children's Stories" to include one about a bear hiding a star in an apple which is always a favorite!

The picture shown here is of Ted Keir with the remote control woolly mammoth, atlatl and stone tools on the table and with the big woolly mammoth seemingly listening in there in the background!

In the coming weeks the kids will make projects that will be brought in to SRAC and the public will be invited to come in and vote (with pennies) on their favorites, with all proceeds benefiting their class for supplies and whatever they need - so stay tuned!

This afternoon, Cathy Hand, one of the 4th grade teachers (shown above) came in with a gift from the kids that I just had to share with all of you! It was a huge paper canoe with all of the kids thank you's and drawings from the field trip on it. Here are just a few of their notes on the huge canoe! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and will stop in sometime and read them all!

(Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge.)



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