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4th Grade Field Trip

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On Friday, October 5th, the fourth-grade class went back in time to the year of 1862.  We traveled to Homestead National Monument in the morning. Learning about the Homestead Act of 1862 and various activities that pioneer children would have been involved in.  The hands-on activities were quilting, spinning yarn, washing clothes and making soap, learning and making toys, skulls and furs, farm machinery planting and harvesting.

After lunch, we traveling to the Stone Barn by Filley. There we learned about the history of the barn and how it was built.  We took a wagon ride, cut wood using a two-person saw and drilled wood, shucked and shelled corn, learned about marble making and blacksmithing.  Our afternoon was cut short by the thunder and pouring rain, but overall we had a fun, educational, learning day.