"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." — attributed to Herodotus and carved in stone over the entrance to the central post office building in New York City.
Sixty-four students from Mrs. Shriver's, Ms. Benson's and Ms. Barton's 2nd grade classes at Hunsicker Elementary School in Cedaredge took time out last week to take part in a field trip to the Cedaredge Post Office.
According to Ms. Barton, the young people had just finished reading "Good-bye Curtis," a children's book written by Kevin Henkes, about a letter carrier who is finally retiring after forty-two years on the job.
Ms. Barton explained that the field trips were an activity whose purpose was for the students to see the inside of the post office first hand, and to help them to better understand the mission of and how the post office works, including the role of the postal employees (clerk, letter carrier, etc.).
During each of the field trips, students were given a tour of the Cedaredge post office by postal clerk Karen Barwick, who also took the time out of her busy day to explain the daily operation of the post office and to answer all of the students questions. "This was so awesome for the post office to do this," said Ms. Barton.
According to Ms. Barton, the students will all be writing letters of appreciation to the post office as part of their activities associated with the book.blog comments powered by Disqus