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Fourth Graders in Raleigh
March 11, 2014 the fourth graders at Marshville Elementary invaded Raleigh, NC. Our journey began at the crack of dawn as our sleepy students piled on to charter buses. The closer we got to our destination the excitement began to build. Our students quickly got into their groups and headed off to begin their tour.
All the students toured the NC Museum of History, NC Museum of Science and the Legislator Building. The NC Museum of History allowed student to learn about the history of our state with an interactive timeline of historic events which included Native Americans, the Lost Colony, Pirates, Colonial Times, Slavery, Segregation, Women’s Right to Vote, and World War I and II.
In the NC Museum of Science the students learned about various animals in their habitats. Some students visited the rain forest and saw a live sloth climbing his rope and even had a butterfly or two land on them. They were also able to view life size dinosaur skeletons. But the most exciting part was riding up and down on the escalators. For many that was a new experience.
Our students also visited the Capitol building. The North Carolina State Capitol is the main house of government of the U.S. state of North Carolina, housing the offices of the Governor of North Carolina. After touring the fourth graders enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Pharaohs. After lunch, we all headed over to the Marbles IMAX Theater. They were received a drink, popcorn and cool 3D glasses. We watched Mysteries of the Unseen World. After the movie, we headed back to the charter buses. Our ride home was filled with fun, friends and movies. Our day was action packed and full of interesting information about North Carolina. Our trip would not have been possible without the help of the parents who went to Raleigh with us. Thank you !
Written by: Becky Phifer, fourth grade teacher
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 by Kerri Edwards