Tuesday May 14th, 2013
The end of the year is fast approaching! I am so happy to be back at work and absolutely thrilled to have a healthy baby boy to come home to. Our class was hard at work before my leave and while I was away. We worked very hard to complete our Klamath history book, starring Keno the Dog. The kids completed the book just in time and we sent it away to be printed in hardback. We hope to get our books just as the school year is ending. I am so proud of the all effort that went into our book from our parent volunteers, guest speakers, teachers, and above all, the students!However, a Klamath history book certainly isn’t the only project my ambitious class decided to take on. We are currently putting the final touches on our Oregon Trail play that we have been working on since February. The students created all of the scenery for the play and have been hard at work memorizing their lines. We look forward to presenting our play to family and friends on May 22nd at 4:00. Our Oregon Trail play is part of our Oregon Trail unit, which each student is writing a book for. In our Oregon Trail books, each student was given the identity of a pioneer girl or boy. The students travel the Oregon Trail, stopping at famous landmarks, and enduring sometimes challenging fates along the way.
Since we have spent so much time in class learning about Klamath history and the Oregon Trail, we decided it was time for a trip! Our class visited the Lava Beds for their annual “Timeline Living History Event.” We learned about the Modoc People, the Oregon and Applegate Trails, fur trappers and mountain men, and the Modoc War. We had a great time watching reenactments of events/people that we have been studying.
Though we are looking forward to a relaxing summer, we still have a lot of work to do. We hope you enjoy the pictures of our projects and hope to see you on May 22nd!