Today was the deadline for forms/deposits. We are at an odd situation number-wise regarding busses once we are in DC. We have 54 students who brought deposits, but to make the trip affordable we either can fit 50 maximum on 1 bus or 70 minimum on 2 busses.
So… parents have already been notifed if their child is currently on the “wait list.” We are extending the deadline for those that would like to join the “wait list” through December 6. Just print off the form from the post below and bring a deposit to Mr. Wood. Your check will not be deposited unless we meet the minimum number of students, or someone backs out.
Thanks so much for everyone’s attendance at last night’s meeting!
In addition to the handouts students received a few weeks ago (available on the post below), everyone who attended the meeting received this packet giving more specfic details about our trip Trip guidelines for parent meeting 2014
We have had a lot of interest already, and remember, while you have until the Novemeber 8th deadline, it is wise to get your deposit in sooner to secure a spot.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with ANY questions/concerns. Thanks!
Students should have received this informational packet in their Social Studies class on Monday. The new dates for the trip are May 17 -21. This is a Saturday – Wednesday during the last full week of school. It is a great time to go because the weather should be mild and there will be NO makeup work. Students will still get to participate in Field Day, Awards ceremonies, and end of the year assembly. Please review the flyer and attend Tuesday, October 15 informational meeting!
2014 DC Flyer
The 2014 DC trip is currently being rescheduled and will likely occur in May. Please stay tuned for more information!
We’re headed to the airport! Our morning began somberly at the Holocaust Museum, but the kids learned about what life was like in Nazi Germany and the importance of re-telling this story to future generations. Our last stop was the Lincoln Memorial. The kids were challenged to find the mistake! Once they found it, they showed their friends. Now we’re on our way to the airport and headed home! We’ll be back around 5:45 (CST). See you soon!
On our last full day, we were super busy! We started the morning at the Capitol. The students divided up into groups and took guided tours where they learned about the history of the Capitol. See if they remember the two Alabama statues that can be found at the Capitol! We then visited the Smithsonian Natural History. This museum has some really cool artifacts like the Hope diamond, bones from almost every animal you can imagine, insects, dinosaurs, mummies, and a lot of other interesting things. Afterward, we went to Arlington National Cemetery where we witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We visited and saw the graves of several important people such as John F. Kennedy. Then, we toured the FDR, WWII, and MLK, Jr. memorials. Finally, we ended our day at the Pentagon Mall. Tomorrow, we’ll begin the day at the Holocaust museum before visiting more monuments/memorials and then heading home!
(I was unable to post this until this morning.)
Waiting to enter the tunnel that connects the Library of Congress and the Capitol.
On our way to the Capitol!
Today was a full day. We began at Monticello, where we learned about Thomas Jefferson. He was a great reader and inventor. Ask the students about some of the inventions he created. We enjoyed an incredibly tasty lunch of fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, biscuits & cornbread, and some to-die-for peach cobbler at Michie’s Tavern. We took a long ride to DC and spent some time at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. We had dinner at Union Station and finally checked into our hotel. We’re getting in bed early tonight to prepare for a full day. Our plan for tomorrow is to visit the Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, Arlington Cemetery and maybe a Smithsionian museum. I guess I better wrap this up so I can keep up!