Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Homework for Tuesday, April 24

Some problems with my computers today so I'm blogging the homework on the main page. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
Vocabulary page 103
Spelling page 180 and top of page 181
Math mixed number worksheet both sides
Guided Reading foreshadowing table
Social studies reflection on field trip

Monday, April 23, 2012

Concord Museum Field Trip

I just can't seem to get out of the 18th century!

One of the most fascinating artifacts we saw today is one of the lanterns hung in the old North Church on the night of April 18, 1775!

The rain did not dampen our interest in history as we listened to our museum guide talk about the Minuteman statue.
It was a great day!  Thanks to Mr. Gedick for being a terrific chaperone!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home

What a great trip! I am glad to be home, though, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow and the Concord Museum field trip. I hope you all are familiar with your Concord family. One of the many things I learned is that history can be seen through many different lenses. Tomorrow we will try to imagine what it may have been like for the people of Concord to have war come right to their doors! When we look through someone else's eyes we see things differently.
Below are a few more pictures from my trip that helped me see history through new eyes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Founding Fathers

I had an amazing day visiting two amazing places, the homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Both have great websites where you can find lots of information about their contributions to creating and governing a new country. http://www.monticello.org/ and http://www.montpelier.org/
I'm having fun, but I'm working hard too, and learning so much. I can't wait to share it with you! Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg

I thought you might enjoy seeing what children from the 18th century would have played with instead of Play Station or Legos.
The pictures below the toys are from Yorktown battlefield. I was standing on the field where General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jamestown

Today I walked in the same place that John Smith and Pocahontas walked. The settlement at Jamestown is the site of ongoing archaeological digs. With each found object (they have found over 3 million things) the story of the first permanent English settlement changes. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mrs. Lee Goes Monumental

This is the first day of my trip. We flew to Baltimore and are now on our way to Colonial Williamsburg. I'll try to post pictures as I see interesting sites. Tomorrow we are visiting Jamestown. Do you remember that Jamestown was the first Permanent English settlement? More tomorrow!