Blue cap, purple suit. She had a "perfect meet" as the coaches are recognizing this year...3 events with 3 best times and no DQ's...even though she should have been DQed. She started her breaststroke with freestyle. There were tears after, but she did a great job and learned for next time!!
The fifth graders invited their parents to come hear about their writing experiences since the start of school. Tyler read his first draft of his personal narrative about diving off the blocks for the first time, and then we heard his final version. His elaboration, description, and use of emotion were awesome!! We could tell he worked very thoughtfully. Way to go T!
With Cub Scouts ending in 4 months, it's time for T to check out the various Boy Scout Troops in the area and see which one he would enjoy the most. This was the first one. Two-man sawing, shelter building, and tomahawk throwing. It was a fun day even in the rain!
Jeff and Poppy enjoyed a flight of beers brewed from the recipes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Hamilton. The rest of us tried shrub--a drink made from the juices of the fruit that were preserved in vinegar over the winter. All were great! And we enjoyed Thomas Jefferson's favorite sweet potato bread cookies.
We ate where George Washington ate! The room where everyone is standing in the picture is where the first Fourth of July celebration was and it held George Washington's inaugural ball!! Truthfully, the real building burned and was torn down, but they authentically rebuilt it in the same spot!!