Before school was out for the Summer, Sarah Miller and I squeezed in one more classroom visit. All school visits are special, but this one was especially so being that both of our third grade daughters were in this class at Osceola Elementary School.
We had one hour and packed in as much information about the Timucuan Indians as time would allow. The kids were given an overview of Timucuan life, shown artifact replicas and were then given a chance to apply some "Timucuan Technology." They practised their cordage skills (braiding and twisting plant fibers to transform them into a strong rope), made pottery out of play dough, used ferns and paddles to make patterns in the "clay", played a burned out drum replica, smelled a deer hide and heard the Lords Prayer read to them in the Timucuan language.
|Working on play dough pottery and trying out the drum!|
A few days later we received a stack of thank you cards. Below are a few, showing some of their favorite activities that day: