On June 2nd, 2015, the 5th & 6th grade had the opportunity to enjoy a little local history. They traveled to Cornish, NH to the historic site to spend the day learning a variety of different subjects.
After receiving a tour of the property from the park rangers, students split up in to groups and rotated through locations to complete different activities designed by the 5/6 team. At the Atrium, students worked on a whole group geometric exercise. At the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, 6th grade students were asked to write a biography, diary entry, or letter with the background information they have learned during their slavery unit to give character to one of the soldiers in the sculpture. Fifth graders had the opportunity to read about the memorial and discuss the creation of it.
In the garden, Mr. Engwall encouraged students to identify a flower and create a likeness in pastels to the artist Georgia O'Keefe. Ms. Julia, our Dartmouth student that has been a guest with us for the year, hosted "A Year In Science Review" quiz game on the porch of the Little Studio. Students also had the opportunity to engage in completing the Valley Quest scavenger hunt and to compete in bowling on the lawn. It was a wonderful day even though it was a bit damp.
Hopefully this local trip will become a tradition at State Street School in the 5th & 6th grade!