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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Grafton School Field Trip

The girls learned about cartography/map making, the history of the area, ghost/scary stories associated with the town, and wrote an essay about how a time when their lives seemed washed away/destroyed and how they rebuilt/repaired, because the town of Grafton was flooded twice and had issues with Indians, but they kept coming back. We learned about the lives and deaths of many of the people who were buried there. Two girls had died in a swing accident; we read a poem of consolation written by Eliza R. Snow to the families of the two girls. We learned of an account where a girl claimed to have seen the ghosts of these two girls. We also learned about the relations between the local natives and the pioneers which was often peaceful but a renegade party of Navajo had attacked and murdered the Berry family who are buried in the cemetery. After my instruction I had the girls complete sketches of anything that inspired them in that area whether it was the graves, the stories of the people buried there or the beauty of the red rock mountains and mesas.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Riding out in the Desert

The girls have been working very hard with there horses. They had a wonderful time riding out in the desert. The sun has been shining, the horses loved being out and the girls spirits are high.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Think before you speak

We should always ask ourselves "Is this going to Help or is this going to Hurt?" You never know when something you say could be a change for the good or for the bad!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The weather is GREAT for Equine.

Today we have been in equine cleaning and grooming horses. From the snow and rain they have gotten very messy. We also talked about personal space and why it is important to respect others space as well.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mayor's walk in Virgin Utah

This past Saturday was the 2nd walk in the Mayors walk  celebrating 100 years for IHC. We walked around the town of Virgin and learned some of the history and a little about some of the old buildings. The weather was great in 2 ways, 1 the sun was shining and 2 it snowed. 2 things not often stated together. The girls and staff had a lot of fun. 

A Moment with Us!

We wanted to take a min and share a moment of ours with you. The past couple days have been weather crazy. Sunny one minute and snowing the next. Living in a desert is so exciting this time of year. The changes that happen every moment of every day. Hope you are having a great day no matter what it's doing outside.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lead by Example

Warmer Weather

The weather has been really nice and has gave the girls the chance to go for a walk down by the river. They all had fun and seemed to love the warm sunshine. 
They played stick race, threw rocks and just hung out by the water. 
 They drew pictures in the sand and watched them wash away. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Jewelry Class

The girls have started a new jewelry class. It is every Saturday morning and they are making some pretty wonderful stuff, as you can see. They work very hard.

You can see some of the bracelets they are working on. 

Superbowl Sunday

We had a ball watching the game! Some of the girls had never watched football and this was a fun new experience for them. We had tons of snacks, treats and soda, as should be for a great football game. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Marble Relay

 As a team get the marble from one end of the room to the other

 Without touching the marble or the marble touching the floor
 Could they do it???

 Yes they could!!!
The girls worked hard and it took a couple try's, however they did it.