SS EXTRA CREDIT

Dear Families, During our Civil War unit, I have talked with the students about many places nearby that were integral to the war and can be visited. They were all very excited to see some of these places so I mentioned I would send home information.

In Richmond:

Tredegar Iron Works/American Civil War Museum https://acwm.org/    The newest addition to this museum will be opening up next weekend on May 4th. They can see a great deal of artifacts, such as Robert E. Lee’s boots and Stonewall Jackson’s uniform. It is kid friendly and has interactive sections.

White House of the Confederacy – this is a tour of the actual home used by Jefferson Davis during the war and visited by Abraham Lincoln after the war. Use the link above for more information. Both places are part of the same organization.

 

Outside of Richmond:

Appomattox Court Househttps://www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm This is a little over an hour away from Richmond. Here they can see interpreters, go inside the McLean house where the surrender took place, see the printing of parole passes, and much more. It is a beautiful place to walk around and visit – very family friendly.

 

Weekend Trip or long Day Trip:

Harper’s Ferry, WVAhttps://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm  This is a wonderful place to make a weekend visit. It is beautiful, historical, and quaint. They can see the convergence of three states and two rivers, see the town in which John Brown tried to start a slave rebellion, take a hike along the many mountain trails, etc.

 

If any students visit any of these historical places (or any other ones regarding the Civil War – there are far too many in the Richmond area to mention), they can earn extra credit by writing 2-3 paragraphs about what they learned.

PAMPLIN PARK INFORMATION

 

Pamplin Park Field Trip

Monday, April 29th

**Students & chaperones need to arrive at school at 7:15 am!!**

****We have to leave on time to get there for our program start time!!!!****

What Should I Bring?

  • A small backpack for jackets, umbrella, etc.
  • Lunch (NO GLASS CONTAINERS/BOTTLES)
  • Snacks (2: 1 for the morning and 1 for the afternoon)
  • Water/Drinks (NO SODA!!!)
  • No electronics or phones!

What Should I Wear?

  • All 4th graders should wear their class t-shirt for the trip. Comfortable shoes (There will be lots of walking today)

We will be returning to school on time so students will take their normal route home.  If there are any changes in transportation for Monday, April 29th, please send them in on Friday, April 26th,  so we will have that information in advance of the trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH FIELD TRIP

 

What an amazing morning we had! I received many compliments from the actors regarding how attentive and well-behaved our class was at St. John’s Church. One remarked on how they loved our class saying the last lines of Patrick Henry’s speech with him! I wish all the parents could have been there to see how wonderful the students were. The chaperones and I were even treated to a “concert” on the bus ride!

FIELD TRIP TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is Patrick Henry’s speech at St. John’s Church. YAY!!! Students need to wear their class t-shirt or any yellow shirt.  They do not need any extra snack or food. We will be going to the church and then coming right back. We will have our regular lunch at school.

 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION PROJECT

 

What is it? A poster board project on a famous person or a battle from the Revolutionary War. Pick either one battle or one person from the list below:

– Thomas Jefferson           – George Washington

– James A. Lafayette         – Patrick Henry

– Jack Jouett                     – Battles of Lexington and Concord

– Battle of Great Bridge     – Battle of Yorktown

When is it due? It is due on Monday, Feb. 12

When do I work on it? It is a weeklong homework project

What do I include?

  1. pictures (either drawn or printed)
  2. title
  3. writing – It must be in paragraph form and include at least five facts. It may be hand written or typed. The writing should be attached to the posterboard (either glued or stapled).
  4. Decorations appropriate to the subject (either drawn or printed). Be creative! There should be color included.