This week, 3rd graders visited the Noah Webster House in West Hartford with their LEARN Writing Buddies. Noah Webster is the author of the first Webster dictionary. Students learned many interesting facts about Noah Webster and also learned a lot about what life was like during the Colonial Times. Did you know it took Noah Webster 26 years to write the first dictionary? The first Webster dictionary had 70,000 words. Noah Webster's family were weavers. We learned about how linen and wool was made into usable thread as well about the daily life of the typical colonial children. We also had a chance to play some games that were popular during Colonial Times including Jacob's Ladder, Maurice, spinning Tops and Button Buzzers.