Yesterday we read an awesome book called “Seaman’s Journal” which documented Lewis and Clark’s trip through the eyes of their faithful dog companion, Seaman. Throughout the journal we were able to see many new plants, animals, and landforms that Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery saw along their journey. The children took this information and wrote a postcard to President Jefferson as if they were Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea or Seaman. The goal was to explain the journey and tell the president some of the new things they have discovered. Writing and social studies all in one — I love it!
“We saw foxes and other animals. It was a long journey. It was cool. Seaman was a great dog. We found rocks and flowers.”
“On 1804 we found the Oto and Missouri Indians. We passed out medals and coats and also flags. We found Teton Sioux and the Arkiaras. When we found the Hidatsas, Lewis hired Sacajawea and her husband.”
“We saw buffalo and we worked hard. A bear attacked us. We saw catfish. We saw many animals. We saw many plants. We saw new people and we walked many miles. And we saw new stuff. And we had quite a journey!”
“When Seaman saw a buffalo he barked at it -ruff ruff. He scared it away when Lewis and Clark were sleeping.”
“I saw lots of stuff on the way there. We met some people. I will tell you the names. One was Sacajawea and she was an Indian and some other Indians but it was fun. We went over a river.”
Have a great Fall Break! See y’all back to school on Tuesday 🙂