Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The saddest part of my trip, besides being apart from Chris, was only being in DC for one day. I've only ever been to DC for one day at a time and would really love to spend multiple days in a row there.

We hit some Smithsonian Museums. I loved the Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History. A little something for the history and science teacher in me.

These are some pictures I took with my class still in mind. This would be my class from last year because I know they would have loved to see this stuff. And I can only hope that the incoming 4th graders aren't too much different and will also love it.

I've said before that my students were obsessed with how people in history died. And John Wilkes Booth.

This is the hat that Lincoln was wearing the night he went to Ford's theater the night he was assassinated.  The hat is cast in bronze, I believe. 

This is a reward poster for the capture of John Wilkes Booth. I wonder if I can find the actual poster replica. 

And the real Ford's theater. We walked by it after it was closed so I didn't get to see inside. (Next time, along with everything else I need to do there.) I would love to compare this to a photo taken closer to Lincoln's time. 

And finally, there was so much in the Museum of Natural History. I wish I had more time to explore it. I got lots of ideas for science this year. Can you find the bugs in this picture?