Listening to a lecture

April 24, 2009 | 4:22 p.m. CDT
From left, Amanda McDowell, 11, Hannah Tipton, 11, Asa Linneman, 11, and Christina Banton, 11, all fifth graders at the Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Columbia, listen to their teacher Becky Mott during a day of class at the one room school house at Shelter Gardens, Friday. The field trip was meant to give the students an impression of how life was for the early settlers. To make the experience as authentic as possible, the children wore historic clothes. "I like how I get to dress up like a pioneer person and to be in the school house," Asa Linneman said, and her classmate Autumn Garvey, 11, added: "I think it's really special how we get to travel back in time and to act what Laura Ingalls would actually do."

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