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Better Homes in America/Making Bricks with 1st Graders

by on October 15, 2010


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Herbert Hoover said, “A family that owns its own home takes pride in it, maintains it better, gets more pleasure out of it, and has a more wholesome, healthful, and happier atmosphere in which to bring up children. . . . Above all, the love of home is one of the finest instincts and the greatest of inspirations of our people.”

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Herbert Hoover served as president of The Better Homes in America, a nationwide campaign initiated in 1922 by the editor of The Delineator, a Butterick Publishing Company household magazine.  The campaign promoted home ownership, home maintenance and improvement, home decoration, improvement of house lots, yards, and neighborhoods, and the making of home gardens and home playgrounds.  It also provided knowledge of ways to make home life happier, through the development of home music, home play, home arts and crafts, and the home library.  It encouraged more general use of labor-saving equipment, time management practices, budgeting, and the development of home-life with reference to high standards of wholesomeness and achievement.  Through its National office and state and local committees, Better Homes of America was able to reach citizens in virtually any community, letting them know of the available sources of help, information and education.


Comments

Sophie October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for showing us how to make bricks.
From Sophie, Raven, Mia, Giselle, Autumn, Annika, Piper, Tula, Charles

Maria October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for visiting at our school.
Sincerely,
Maria

Harper October 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for showing us how to make bricks.
Harper

Longfellow Student October 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

Thank you for coming. Thanks! I drew a picture of a brick and a brick house.

Dante October 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for showing us how to make bricks. My favorite part was when the grass was put in the bucket. Dante

Elliot October 18, 2010 at 11:34 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for showing us how to make bricks. Thank you Elliot
P.S. I drew a picture of Jake, Liam and me playing tag.

Jocelyn October 18, 2010 at 11:34 am

Thank you for coming to Longfellow [Elementary] at Ms. Reid’s class and for the bricks.
Jocelyn

Sully October 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Thank you for showing us how to make bricks. I drew a picture of a brick house for you.
Thank you! Sully

Liam October 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
You are the best.
Liam

Sam October 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

For you! I drew a picture of my family.
Sam

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