Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Middle Creek Studies

The program for this week is water fowl. Bring a donation of a dollar or two is possible.

We are very fortunate to have these classes offered to us at no cost.

Please remember the rules: No running inside the building. Maintain inside voices. All children, regardless of age, are welcome to participate if they are willing to participate. Children who are not interested in participating should play quietly, away from the attending group.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday's Field Trip - Valley Forge and Washington's Crossing

From Christy: Here are the particulars for the field trip this Friday. I would like a headcount by tomorrow at 3:00. Pack a lunch, and we will eat on the grounds of Valley Forge. I have a GPS,so anyone is perfectly welcome to follow me. Let me know.

November 14th


Washington Crossing Historic Park-10:30-11:30 http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/index.htm

Washington Crossing Historic Park • 1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Phone: 215-493-4076

Admission without Heritage Pass: $4.00 adult $2.00 children No Charge with pass.

Here is something to discuss on your way to the tour: General George Washington and men of the Continental Army and militia crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 and marched to Trenton, New Jersey.....you all know the story.

Valley Forge 1:00 http://www.ushistory.org/ValleyForge/

1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phone: (610) 783-1077

Normally there is a $3.00 charge to tour Washington's Quarters, but it is closed for construction. There is no other charge for this trip.

We will all start at the visitors center. We should see a film that lasts about 20 minutes. The rest of the tour is self-guided and best seen by car. There are a few stops along the tour route that we should get out of the car to see: Stop 2 has several huts where the soldiers lived and Stop 9, Varnum's Quarters, is staffed with a park ranger to answer questions. Stop 9 is closed to the public after 4pm.

Here is something to discuss on your way to the tour:

Though no battle was fought here from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, a struggle against the elements and low morale was overcome on this sacred ground.

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=Washington+Crossing&2s=PA#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l:::Washington+Crossing:PA::US:40.293301:-74.870796:city:Bucks+County/l:::Valley+Forge:PA::US:40.096901:-75.470001:city:Chester+County/m:::::0:0:/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e

Saturday, November 01, 2008

We are SO PROUD of our INCH kids!

Everyone did SUCH a wonderful job at the service project this past Friday. Everyone dressed up, was so well-behaved, presented beautifully, smiled big, and really did such a great job cheering the residents. We had several wonderful musical numbers, a very good gymnastics performance, fun poetry readings, a historical recitation of the Preamble, and the kids even got to hand out some adorable crafts (made by some of our very own INCHers) for the residents. Great, great job, everyone. As Christy said, the ONLY complaint was that there wasn't more!! Thank you, INCHers! :) And thanks to all who helped coordinate the event and for all the parents helping out with this! It was, in a word, FABULOUS!