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Monday, November 29, 2010
Besh Ba Gowah Field Trip
For this month's preschool field trip we took the kids to the nearby Besh Ba Gowah (pronounced besh' buh gah'-wuh) ruins. Globe may not have a lot to offer in the cultural arena, but this place is actually really cool. The kids watched an informative video about the history of the Salado Indians who built Besh Ba Gowah (okay, so they sort of watched). Then we toured the museum and looked at a diagram of what the ruins look like today compared to what they probably looked like in the 1200-1400s. The museum has a really impressive collection of ancient pottery, as well as some baskets, sandals, and tools. Then we toured the ruins themselves, which the kids absolutely loved. They got to walk through reconstructed rooms, and climb up and down the wooden ladder in the two-story building. This was only my second time coming here, but the grounds were as pristine as I remember them. We finished off our fun day with a picnic lunch and some time playing at the community park across the street. I have been having a lot of fun with our preschool. I love seeing the kids make learning progress. Bree learns at an incredible rate. I admit, I'm not as proactive with teaching Mason his letters, colors, etc. as I was with Bree. But when he's given the opportunity (and Bree isn't around to answer for him), he quickly proves that he's pretty darn smart. Most of the time he's just acting too crazy for you to believe it.