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I was so excited today when one of our EAs (thanks Laura) at school sent me the link to the Google Doodle after she had been in our class a month ago during social studies. We were learning about Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express. Buffalo Bill is a delightful character for the children to learn about. This book introduces Buffalo Bill at a young age with the beginning of the Pony Express. I enjoy having discussions with my students regarding the letters Bill would write to his mom telling of his adventures and whether or not he was depicting what truly happened in his day.
I was honored to again be a guest teacher at a local school and share my love of Theodore Roosevelt with two third grade classrooms. I am still finessing the lessons, but with any teaching, each time improves. TR is the president of study for the district's third grade students. As he is my favorite (the more I learn, the more I want to learn), I have a grand time sharing my collection of period artifacts including a stereoscope, period purse and collar box, a camera and other fun treasures.
As we were wrapping up, one of the students came up to me and announced that the afternoon was "better than field day!" I think that was a great way to end the day. Wish I could spend more time teaching kids history all day long!