baby lambs in the barn
This was a man who was dressed up in Native costume as a Delaware Indian. I think the kids really learned a lot from him.
Anyway, enough about teaching I will show you some great pics of Conner Prairie the first field trip my DH was able to go on with my DD ever! It was a very nice day. It's set up as an Indiana town back in the 1800's and since 4th grade is the big year to start studying the state history it was perfect. My favorite part of the day was sitting in the school rooms. It's divided into different time periods. It was so fascinating. I thought all of you might enjoy looking at the different pieces of furniture and everyday household things that they used since most of us tend to like antiques.
This was my daughter's group standing outside the Conner house. Mr. Conner made his money trading furs. This house was just lovely and had been restored a few times.
the bee hive oven
This was a store
This was one of the beds in a house, the chalkboard in one of the classrooms. The teacher told us that pupils did not attend school but a only few months a year and they started very early in the morning so many had to wake early and do chores and return home for dinner because it was usually a few miles from their home.
I wanted to take this home and put it in my kitchen.
There were letters all over for the kids to read and they gave clues to different famlies and their relationships to one another. At the doctor's house they gave my daughter and her friend a task to find something. He told my daughters friend she could not be a doctor because she was a girl. This really puzzled her. We all learned a lot that day. You can read more about Conner Prairie and if you live in the area you should go visit.
I haven't forgotten about my kids bedroom tours, we just need to get our spring/summer wardrobes organized first. Then last but not least I'm working on my give away to celebrate my one year of blogging anniversary. I'm still working to get it all together. It will be worth the wait, stay tuned...