Moffat has been truly adopted by Lennox and his family. He is very fortunate as his mom LOVES history and he and his family enjoy regular travel adventures to destinations of all kinds. The photograph above is taken while exploring the Old Sheldon Church Ruins in South Carolina. When not traveling, Moffat enjoys hanging out with an Angry Bird, the Shelf Elf and Gonzo or playing with Legos. Thanks Lennox for all the fun!
As many of us have been packing up our classrooms this last week, I have come across some old notes and received new ones and thought I would share that history really does make am impact. These are a few of my favorites and they bring great joy to my heart! The bottom image is the self-designed card cover with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt. Love teaching!!!
Walking a bridge is one of my favorite things to do on any trip. Two years ago, our family was able to put the check mark on the bucket list for the Golden Gate Bridge. We had seen it several years earlier on a previous trip, but this was the year for the walk. Public transportation makes getting to the visitors center and entrance to the bridge very accessible. We visited in July, and the iconic International Orange columns were shrouded in the regular fog of the bay area. The details of the bridge were the most captivating to me followed by the view (although limited) of the city behind us. Fort Point lies directly below at the SF entrance. When the bridge opened in May of 1937, its 4,200 foot suspension span was the longest in the world. Today, it is the ninth longest suspension bridge. The bridge is an American icon and year after year my students love learning about it.
This past week, our fifth grade students were fortunate enough to spend the afternoon with Mike and Sharon Guli of Guli Productions. Mike and Sharon are experts on period clothing and are captivating in the classroom with students presenting period dress and etiquette.