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Fifth Grade Travels Into Another Era
It was a rainy, dreary day when fifth grade students left RyRES and took a field trip to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore Estates. They suddenly saw things from a different perspective and era of time in history. The tour of the house, grounds and planned activities brought life from an earlier period of time to life for these students. As they visited in the house they saw art and furnishings from different countries. They learned about musical instruments and life in another century. This is what some of them had to write about their experiences.
Biltmore is a huge place where people can come and see all the rooms. The building use to be filled with servants usually 30-35 and they served a father, who built that house and the woman he married and their daughter.
The Biltmore Farm is important to people who go and visit it because, it shows people the history of what it would have been like back in the day and gives them a chance to do activities that help them feel what it’s like on a farm, without having to live on one!
Some fun facts about the barn are ….
- The blacksmith’s main thing he made was S hooks and horseshoes.
- When a goat is a baby they are called a kid.
- And did you know that the red thing on a rooster is called a wattle.
- A male chicken is a rooster or gobbler.
The Biltmore estate house is awesome! There are lots of interesting things including a series of trap doors. There is also a 3-9 feet pool where the Vanderbilt’s used to swim in. All together there are 250 rooms. It is bigger than the White House!
Written by: Sammy, Riley, Maddy and Rebecca (Fifth Grade Students) and Mrs. Todd
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 by Brenda Todd