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Third Graders Visit Old Salem
On Friday, November 14, about 100 third graders boarded two huge buses bound for Old Salem in Winston Salem, NC. The rowdy crowd was so excited to step back in time and see history firsthand. Here are some of the highlights from our trip.
We visited the gift shop. It had two levels with toys and decorations. When you walked in, you saw a bunch of decorations for the adults. When you went downstairs, you found stuff for the kids. It had a bunch of stuffed animals for the kids and much more.
We also visited the shoe store. They have many things like decorations, textures, and other items. Have you ever wondered how a shoe was made? You even get to touch the things that the shoemaker has made over time! One tip is to visit the shoe shop. Have you ever wanted to go to a museum where there are puppet shows and feather pins that actually work? Well, you can do that at the Old Salem museum! There are famous puppet shows and a feather pen that you can write with. Make sure you visit the Old Salem museum. Go to the bakery in Old Salem. It’s really tiny and there is a long line! There are all kinds of things like chocolate cookies, cakes, and pies. Visit the Moravian church when you go to Old Salem. First, you will watch a video about the Moravians and how they lived. Then you go see a cemetery. You can go into a room to see a piano. After that, you will come back to the main part of the church. Then you get to talk to statues that tell you their story through a telephone. The third graders, their parent chaperones, and the teachers all had a blast visiting Old Salem. If you want to experience history firsthand, you should go too!
Written by: Haleigh Ridings, Makayla Hill, Olivia Phelps, Justina Hernandez, Hailey Russell, Maria Araya - Mrs. Simons’ Third Grade Class
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 by Mark Greene