Five For Friday For A Fast Week!


 Hello there!  Thanks for stopping in to check out what we've accomplished this week!  This is why I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for:

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2015/04/fivefor-friday-linky-party-april-10th.html


On Tuesday, we went on a trolley tour of Woburn which was generously paid for by the Woburn Historical Society!

We got picked up at school on these trolleys:






Our first stop was the antique water station at Horn Pond:



We got to learn how Woburn pumped the ground water.  Check out the old wrenches and the old scale.  Horn Pond was also home to an ice farm.  Before refrigeration, the kids learned that ice was harvested and shipped so that people could keep their food cold.


We stopped in Woburn center and saw all the War Memorials.  Since we have studied colonial history and the Revolutionary War, I focused on that memorial:






We visited the Woburn Historical Society where artifacts of various wars are displayed.  The kids and I enjoyed learning all about Sargeant Stubby:


We drove by Count Rumford's house.  Count Rumford invented the coffee percolator and an over roaster.






Many thanks to the Woburn Historical Society for sharing their knowledge of all things Woburn!  We learned so much about Woburn's history and had an amazing time seeing all the sites!  They even gave each student a certificate, goody bag and a book about Woburn's history! 

Happy Weekend!


2 comments

  1. Wow, Susan! Sounds like a very fun field trip! I would be EXCITED to visit Count Rumford's house. My life is CHANGED as a result of the percolator! :)
    Erin
    Very Perry Classroom

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  2. This looks like a wonderful field trip Susan! How generous of them to pay your way. We are fortunate to have a few historical museums close to home too but they are EXPENSIVE trips when you figure in admission and buses. I bet your class just loved the ride on the trolley! :)

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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