Back to School

Born into prominent Oklahoma families in 1889, Dr. Muriel Wright was one of Oklahoma’s early premier educators. She graduated with a teaching degree from East Central University in Ada and even went on to study at Columbia University in New York City. She would go on to serve not only as teacher but as principal at various schools around the state. Wright was also very interested and actively engaged in Choctaw Tribal affairs as well as studying the culture of other Oklahoma tribes. By 1943, she had become the editor of the Chronicles of Oklahoma and had published several books about Oklahoma and its people and history. Dr. Muriel Wright was able to not only capture the essence of Oklahoma through her books and articles, but she was also an amazing educator who strove to provide her students with the best education available. And as many Oklahoma students go back to school, it is important to look back our early educators but also support and assist today’s educators. Oklahoma students deserve the best and we are here to help get you ready to start school. Below are various activities to get you prepared for the upcoming school year!

Supplies! Here are all the materials needed to do today’s activities.

  • Plastic pencil box
  • Hot glue
  • Craft foam
  • Card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Duct tape
  • Clear packing tape
  • Key ring
  • Pens/markers/crayons

Watch This! Follow along as Arthur and his friends go through their very own Back to School struggles. See if Arthur and friends have similar experiences as you do.


Show Time! Back to School can be stressful time, but watch as Greg and Rowley go about their first few days of middle school.


Read This! Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a mouse to school with you? Why not read Laura Numeroff’s If You Take a Mouse to School and find out! Don’t forget you can also look for this book at your closest public library!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope you enjoyed learning about Muriel Wright and getting ready for Back to School, as well as creating your own personalized back to school gear! Just goes to show how impactful Oklahomans can be! Be sure to come back next week to learn more about great Oklahomans.

Want to show us your artwork? We love to share here at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame! Please share pictures of your arts & crafts with us at pics@oklahomahof.com . We hope you have a lot of fun and hope to see back here next time!