We set an IXL goal and we reached it. Our goal was 13 hours of IXL time in one week! Thanks to Christopher for putting extra effort in and doing about 12 hours of IXL on his own! We got to wear pajamas to celebrate! We will set another goal this week. Next time, we up the challenge and the celebration goes to the people putting in 30 minutes or more to the goal! There are opportunities to work on this at school, also!
Today we had A DAKOTA COUNTY snowplow crew come to visit us and teach about snow safety. Three things we learned are:
1. Don't build snowforts near the roads, because snowplows can't see you and cars can slip on the road and crash into your fort.
2. Don't throw snowballs at cars and snowplows, because the drivers can't see you and it could cause an accident.
3. Go sledding with a buddy, because if you get hurt your friend can get you help!
We made it to Fort Snelling and the rain stayed away! It was a great time! Fort Snelling is a place where soldiers trained to get ready for war. A lot of the places that we saw were from the 1800's. One of our favorite places was the blacksmith. Here we learned that they make iron things; such as horseshoes, axes, and iron pots for cooking. These were made by putting iron in hot coals and pumping air on the coals to make them hotter. The hot coals make the iron soft to form metal objects. The blacksmith made us an iron nail. We learned about the hospital. Ask your child how the green toilet works!? They didn't know about germs either, back then! It was exciting to go up to the watch tower and see all of Fort Snelling. A few more highlights of our trip were; the jail, how the slaves worked, the one room school; and the house where General Snelling lived! Enjoy the pictures!