Fall 2013

Fall 2013

October 23, 2011

field trip to ivy green

Emma Taylor's class took a field trip to Helen Keller's birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL on Friday.  We were able to tour her house and the grounds and then headed over to Spring Park to play and eat lunch.  What a fun day!
 Helen's home
Here's Emma Taylor in front of the home that Helen later shared with Annie Sullivan.  It's right next door to Helen's family home.
We learned that Helen wasn't well behaved and in order for Annie to be able to teach her, she needed to be away from her family for awhile.  So Helen would think she'd moved away, the family loaded her up in a carriage and drove around the grounds for awhile and then dropped her off next door, just a few feet from her original house.  That way her dad could check on her, but she didn't know it.  So interesting!

The girls loved this braille book!
Brenna, Emma Taylor and Mia in Helen's parent's room.
 Helen's original bedroom in the family home
 Jacob and Emma Taylor at the water pump.  This is where Helen learned her first word, "water."
Jacob, Emma Taylor and Mia
 Mrs. Smith's class
 The kids loved playing under the magnolias!
 Next we headed to spring park.  The kids couldn't wait to ride the carousel!
Lexie, Emma Taylor, Kelsey and Mia loved the train too!
Spring Park has fun playground equipment and a lake full of ducks.  We thoroughly enjoyed our field trip to Tuscumbia!

1 comment:

Granna said...

Looks like a fun day. Guess she's too big for a field trip to the pumpkin patch! Sad!