Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mystery Guest Speaker

To wrap up our mystery unit, I invited in Officer 
Toungette and Officer Maples from the Waverly
Police Department to speak to us about solving
real mysteries.  These 2 gentlemen happen to have
a pretty cool connection to my classroom.  I teach
their grandson/son every day!  

WOW - love that our
local heroes could help us out with 
our "everyday" learning!

Officer Toungette sharing one of his real mysteries
in our small town.  He explained how the clues and
evidence lead them to the criminal.  He is showing a
picture of tire tracks that connected the suspect to the crime.

He did an AMAZING job speaking to the kiddos.
He said more than once how important it was for a 
good detective to be a good listener and pay attention
to the details....just like they should listen to the teacher-
that would be me.  I LOVED IT!  I could have hugged
his neck.  What an awesome message for these kids!

Here he is asking Scott (his grandson) to pick up 
a drinking glass so he can lift his fingerprints.

Lifting Scott's (the criminal's) prints from the glass.

A little assistance from Scott's dad, Officer Maples.
Yes, for coming to speak to my class, but more than
that...thanks for all you do to keep Waverly safe!

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