The hinges on the door of Mr. Brown’s classroom almost are in need of replacement due to the many special visitors that his class has enjoyed.
On Feb. 5, Father Jerry Huft shared his knowledge of fossils with the class. Due to an on-going oyster bed re-nourishment project in Franklin County, Fr. Huft was able to obtain a fossilized oyster shell as well as the inner remains of a clam shell. The Franklin County project is part of a bigger project that will build new oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia).
With or without fossils, the class is always excited when Father Huft and his wife Ms. Jackie stop by.
On Feb. 18, Mr. George Cox (Gulf County School Board Chairman) came and shared part of his currency collection with the class. The students were able to hold and admire paper currency from a fraction of a dollar to a genuine $1,000 bill. Needless to say, Mr. Cox made about 14 new friends on this day. The students were also able to get a mini-history lesson about the different presidents that are pictured on each bill. Each child was able to hold a small bag containing silver dollars and a gold coin. Mr. Cox is also planning a return trip to share his stamp collection with the class.
On Feb. 19, Marcy Townsend from the Wewahitchka Public Library gave a very interesting presentation on the topic of astronomy. She read the class a story, which got their attention immediately. In addition to her easily understood lesson about the stars and planets, Ms. Townsend brought materials for the children to make their own telescope. The class is looking forward to a return visit from this very talented lady. As always, Wewahitchka Elementary School is always looking for volunteers to share their talents. If interested, please call the office at 639-2476 for more information.