Mission building

Today I delivered a carload of supplies that my friends had collected for the fourth graders to build the California missions.

The school’s janitors were so kind and unloaded my car, delivered a cartful of supplies to the classroom and then unloaded them. Here is what it looked like BEFORE the students arrived:

Here is the same area AFTER the students got what they needed to get started:

I need to get green paint tomorrow and deliver before I go to work with the first graders. That is one thing I didn’t know the kids needed. Many got right to work today:


I was exhausted by the time I left at 3:00.


8 responses to “Mission building

  1. I can’t wait to see what they create. This is just a wonderful thing to be doing, but I’m not surprised you were exhausted. Hope you got replenished. 🙂

  2. I’m really looking forward to seeing their progress. 🙂

  3. It’s interesting to read about how students in California have to study California history in the fourth grade. I believe students in Hawaii have to study Hawaiian history also. My older daughter and her husband are both public school teachers. They plan to take their young kids to Disney Land in October.

    I mentioned your name in my blog today. David and I look forward to meeting you and Terry in May.

  4. KIds love projects like that. Whenever my grandkids are here, we provide boxes and craft materials and stuff they can find to use from the kitchen, etc. and they build these elaborate “homes.” One of them is already showing a real talent for interior design!

  5. Wonderful Delaine.. Did you know that Mage over at Postcards mom or grandma created a book of sketches of the CA missions? She has copies. When I bought a used one, she said I should have let her know. Apparently, she inherited the remainders.

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