The Field Trip The school bus arrived at 9:30 am and as the kids unloaded, SRAC's Jack Andrus who is part Native American was dressed in clothing that the Native Americans in our region may have worn during the late 18th century drummed his drum as the school children entered the Center.
All 4 classes that make up Sayre's 4th grade were brought into the lecture hall where they were given team names and told the agenda and rules for the game that they would play at the end of the field trip, called "Stump the Chump." The most important thing was for them to remember to listen to each speaker at the stations they would visit and to try to come up with questions that would "stump" the other teams.
Station 1: Jack Andrus: Native American Children Stories - at this station, Jack told authentic children stories - with the "closer" and most popular story for the kids about a star in an apple....
Station 2: Ted Keir: Hunting the woolly mammoth - Ted told the kids about the ice age, woolly mammoths and other animals that lived here 10 - 15 thousand years ago and about the first men that arrived in our region hunting them...
|Ted Keir: Hunting the woolly mammoth|
Some of you might not realize that Ted and Dick will both turn 89 this year!
|Dick Cowles: Early European /Native American Contact|
|Teacher Robin Munn helped her students shop and even bought them all a small toy!|
At the end of the day - Robin Munn's team (class) "The Sparklers" won the "Stump the Chump" game and won special prizes. But all the kids (85) and the teachers also went home with an authentic Native American artifact donated by Ted Keir - a net sinker stone and our SRAC magnet!
And so we bring the 2013 school year field trips to a close - and we look forward to making more memories with the 2014 4th grade classes of the local schools. We sure hope the kids enjoyed the their time with us as much as we did!