To facilitate using stone walls in the K-8 curriculum we developed 20 copies of a Teacher’s Kit to facilitate instruction. Each consisted of a lockable briefcase with these objects inside:
- A collection of seven stones encountered by Grampa and Adam.
- A card linking each specimen to its proper name and to the corresponding image in the book (on one side), and giving information about each specimen (on the other).
- Related materials, including
- a photo of the first author when she was four years old sitting on a stone wall,
- a letter from the stone mason with an address from which an answer will come (like a letter to Santa Claus)
- a magnifying glass, a magnetic compass, and f arm animals, just for fun.
As of May 25, 2005, fifteen of the kits were accounted for.
- Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut (1 copy, April 2005)
- 4-H Nature Center at Auer Farm (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension (1 copy; May, 2005)
- Montessori School of Greater Hartford (1 copy, May 2005)
- Greenwich Public Schools – Advance Learning Program (“Enrichment”) (2 copies; April 2005)
- West Hartford Public Schools (4 copies, May, 2005)
- Stone Wall Initiative Learning Center (1 copy, available for on-site use)
- Neag School of Education (4 copies)
- Dept. of Geology, University of Vermont (Paul Bierman; 1 copy March, 2005)
Since then, we’ve lost track of them. If you find one, keep it in circulation.
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