Skip to comments.What I Witnessed at Work Today (vanity)
Posted on 03/11/2010 8:26:32 PM PST by Kimmers
I have the pleasure of being a school nurse in a small private school in Dallas and I wanted to share with y'all what I witnessed at our school.
The second grade teacher does a great job of teaching TX history.
A few weeks ago they had Cowboy day, the kids were dressed in their finest western attire. Saddles were placed on racks so the kids could ride their horses and test their roping skills. They even had a fire with branding irons so they branded pieces of wood. Of course for lunch it was beef stew cooked the cowboy way with hot coals and for dessert was cherry cobbler cooked with even more hot coals....
Today was Alamo day. The cowboy clothes were once again worn by the children and I overheard the teacher tell one of the boys, " You are a soldier and soldiers should never act that way !!!!"
Now for the horrors of the story.....the kids had real toy guns to defend the pretend Alamo..... I just wanted to let you know the children took their defense of the Alamo very seriously and once again all is safe here in TX
Through all these activities every child remained safe and I doubt any of them will have nightmares because they touched a toy gun. It was just fun to see children having fun while learning about history.
PS...On the wall by the art room in the Sr. High area hangs a nice charcoal drawing by one of our students of a gun !!!
Remember the Alamo!
You have described the kind of quality educational experience you will simply never see at a government school.
Did they make some of the kids be the Mexican army, and did some child portray Santa Ana?
What do ya do for cinqo de mayo?
It all sounds like good fun for the kids. I wouldn’t have a problem with my kids participating, I don’t see why anyone would.
Sounds like a better way to teach history than glossing over it to focus on how horrible Texans were to minorities.
It must be nice to live in America. I have heard that in America, people are free to celebrate their heritage, even if they are white, and can allow their children to play with any toys they choose and draw pictures of whatever their creativity encourages them to draw. I wouldn’t know; I live in Maryland. But I have often thought about moving to America.
Sounds like the kids had a good time.....
This Part of the Story made me sooo hungry....
Of course for lunch it was beef stew cooked the cowboy way with hot coals and for dessert was cherry cobbler cooked with even more hot coals
Sounds much better than the food we had at school....Hope y’all used cast iron pans that is the best way to cook....GOOD TIMES....Dang now I want some stew and Cherry Cobbler...
Did the kid that played Travis answer Santa Anna’s demand of surrender with a cannon shot in the school? I’ve gotta know.
Gawd, when I read y’all it was so sweet. I would give anything to move back home to Texas.
Code of the West
By James Owen
1. Live each day with courage.
2. Take pride in your work.
3. Always finish what you start.
4. Do what has to be done.
5. Be tough, but fair.
6. When you make a promise, keep it.
7. Ride for the brand.
8. Talk less and say more.
9. Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
10. Know where to draw the line.
I got a laugh out of your description of Alamo Day. All is not well everywhere in TX.
About 30 years ago, one of my son’s Scouting friends made a model of the Alamo as a classroom assignment in a suburb of Houston. I have to admit that Dennis was not the sharpest crayon in the box, but he was a sweet kid who tried to do the right thing. His Alamo model was beautifully crafted and about 4ft. x 6 ft. The school bus wouldn’t pick him up with a model so large, so I put him in my station wagon and gave him a ride to school.
The next time I saw him he was really dejected. I asked what was wrong, and he told me that he’d been tossed out of class ‘cause the teacher shrieked, “You’re not going to bring that big ol’ thing into my classroom!” And she threw both him and the model out of class. He trashed the model at school and didn’t even bring it home. I think he was in 7th grade.
I felt so bad for him because his model was beautiful and perfectly detailed. I don’t know where the purpose of the assignment went wrong, but I thought it was thoughtless of the teacher to treat him that way.
Did they tell the kids what happened to all of the defenders of the Alamo?
“Did they tell the kids what happened to all of the defenders of the Alamo?”
Thats OK ‘Zero’ will soon show them first hand.
You are lucky. You live in Maryland. I live in Washington state, where people are second class to slugs and trees. I too have wished to visit this place called America.
After all they were really squatters on Mexican land (never mind, it was had by treaty,) if the Mexicans wanted it back, all they had to do was come in and take it back, completely.
Too bad they still think this land is theirs, only after we thrive and prosper with it, they come in by the millions now, stay where they want, put their kids in our schools, bring in their parents and put them on Social Security and Medicare.
That’s a heart warming story, thanks!
“What do ya do for cinqo de mayo?” They go to a pool and toss in jars of Helmans.
Here in Houston it’s called “Go Texan” Day and occurs the Friday before the rodeo and livestock show begin. Nice to see the town full of cowboys and pretend cowboys for most of a month every year. All the trailriders coming in by horseback complete with chuckwagos - some from quite a ways away and winding down I-10 to Memorial Park - are a wonderful sight to behold.
I like that.
“I wouldnt know; I live in Maryland. But I have often thought about moving to America.”
Man do I hear you! I live in NY and I dream of one day living in America!
Cuz I don't know if they let cowboys in"
Very good list.
No. They just set up a tray of tacos for the kids to shoot at.
I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as soon as I could.
Good job on teaching a bit of real history to these children. We know that U.S. history did not begin with Saul Alinsky.
Move east of the mountains, still America over here!
Been there, loved it, but my job, and more importantly, my grandson, are in Seattle.
We vacation in Winthrop every summer, and travel to Walla Walla (a town so great they named it twice), Spokane, Ellensburg (where I will be next month for some bicycle riding) and on and on... I really love it there.
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