Back in the late 1800’s, Owney was the most famous dog in the U.S.A. It all started when he wandered into a post office and became their mascot. He soon learned to travel on the trains with the mail. He wound up traveling all over the world.
Over twelve years ago, a teacher in California read the story of Owney to her class. She decided to send a stuffed animal, as Owney, to classrooms in every state. The object was for students to learn all about Owney and all about different states. Mr. DiFiore’s class was one of the original participants.
Owney visited our classroom and we had lots of fun! We had a stuffed animal party and wrote our postcards on our iPads to other classrooms around the U.S.
Read all about the story of Owney here!
See the tag Owney received in the late 1800’s from our area here!
Our class joins with other classes in sending a stuffed “Owney” to classrooms all over the USA. He visits our classrooms and then we send the other classrooms postcards from “Owney” telling them about our state!
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