a lot to discover and tons of fun hidden throughout the city. Come along on
this adventure with me as I take you on my Fifth grade Little Rock field trip.
First, my alarm woke me up at 5:30am to get ready to go to Little Rock.
I ate my breakfast and then got on the bus to head to Little Rock. When we got
to Little Rock we went to the capitol, and I got to take a tour. On the tour I
learned that when the capitol was first built there was only three senates but
now there are five senates. I also learned that in the house of the senate
there are 9,720 dots on the ceiling, and Arkansas is the only place where you
can dig for diamonds and keep what you find. Also on the tour I learned that 2
laws in Arkansas are that you can’t push a moose out of an airplane and you
can’t keep an Alligator in a bath tub.
Next, we went to Central High School where the Little Rock 9 were the
first African Americans to integrate Central High School. At CHS I learned that
one of the girls of the Little Rock 9 got expelled for calling a girl “white
trash”. Also I learned that one of the Little Rock 9 passed out before getting
to the second set of double doors. Plus I learned that one of the girls from
the Little Rock 9’s dress was torn to pieces in the bathroom by a bunch of
girls who were against mixing blacks and white. Hearing that made me feel sorry
about how my ancestors treated African Americans.
Last, I slept at Ferndale with my bunk buddy’s Jackson, Carson, Gavan,
Cannan, and Mrs. Voss. The next day we went to the Heifer Project. The Heifer
Project is an organization who helps communities by donating Alpacas, Goats,
Ducks, Honey Bees, and more to provide the seven M’s meat, money, milk, manure,
material, motivation, and muscle. After the Heifer Project we took the long
ride back home. All in all my Fifth grade field trip was a great adventure in
which I had fun and learned a lot too. Maybe after reading this you might want
to take a trip to Little Rock to explore all of the fun and knowledge of Little
Field trips are a great way to making learning fun! It gives all students the same experience to write about and it connects classroom learning to real world events! RELEVANCE~REAL~ and you definitely build RELATIONSHIPS!!!!
students excited about learning. Nothing
gets kids more excited than using food to teach a concept! The Chemical and Physical Change Breakfast
gave students a chance to SEE science
in action. Students also read the directions in preparing
the pancakes. (Reading nonfiction text) Student
mixed the solutions and flipped the pancakes.
(Fine Motor Skills) My students
identified and classified if their breakfast foods had a chemical or physical change. Breakfast foods included: pancakes, orange juice, hot chocolate, toast
(with jelly or butter), and fruit