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Kindergarten Antique Road Show

The Kindergarten Students had their own version of Antiques Road Show.  They took their Antique Show and Tell project on the road to the Butte Senior Living Center.  Each student told about their antique item and what they could learn about the past.  The residents have a great deal of information to add about the past.  The Kindergarten students always love their time with the residents.

 

Jace Roth brought a black and white portrait from his family.  He learned that photographs did not always have color.

 

Cooper Coburn brought his antique Christmas toy.  He learned that some toys don’t require batteries and they are still just as fun.

 

Lucas Alford brought a skeleton key.  He learned that keys were much made more simply in the past.

 

Asher Bruggeman brought his grandmother’s malt maker. He learned that his grandmother would shake the ice cream, milk and malt powder by hand to make a malt.

 

Knox Peterson brought a toy truck dump truck.  He learned that toys were made with metal and not plastic in the past.  They lasted longer than they do now.

 

Sam Tiefenthaler brought a watch that belonged to his great grandfather.  He learned that watches have been around for a long time.

 

Ally Lechtenberg brought a vintage clock from 1955.  She learned that things were made much simpler in the past.

 

Brody Janousek brought a beaver pelt.  He learned that people would use beaver pelts to make clothing, gloves and shoes.  They even traded fur for other things instead of using money.

 

Levi Schmitz brought a black and white photograph of the construction of the Fort Randall Dam.  He learned that it was built 70 years ago before computers and cell phones were invented.  It was designed to give enough power for 245,000 homes.

 

Jonathon Clocker brought an antique shaving mug and brush. He learned how men shaved before there was electric shavers.

 

Braylee Finnegan brought an antique necklace and earrings.  She learned what jewelry used to look like from the past. The jewelry was kept for only very special occasions.

 

Kass Boettcher brought an antique curling iron that you heated in a kerosene lamp.  He learned that it would have taken much longer for women and girls to curl their hair in the past.

 

Ethen Roth brought railroad spikes.  He learned that these were what were pounded in the rails to hold the tracks in place.

 

Scarlett Tasler brought a potato masher.  She learned that many things in the kitchen were done by hand in the past.

 

Chelsea Ciserella brought a cabbage patch piggy bank that her mother used when she was a girl.  She learned that you can save money in a piggy bank and buy something later.

 

Raina Hammon brought a toy iron that was belonged to her great-great grandmother. She learned that plastic did not exist back then.

 

Mya Koenig brought a hand corn planter.  She learned that this was how you planted corn before farmers had tractors and planters. 

 

 

 

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