February 11, 2014

Students Reflections

Little Rock
By: Janson, 5th Grader
   Little Rock, it is our state capitol, it has a lot to discover and tons of fun hidden throughout the city. Come along on this adventure with me as I take you on my Fifth grade Little Rock field trip.
        First, my alarm woke me up at 5:30am to get ready to go to Little Rock. I ate my breakfast and then got on the bus to head to Little Rock. When we got to Little Rock we went to the capitol, and I got to take a tour. On the tour I learned that when the capitol was first built there was only three senates but now there are five senates. I also learned that in the house of the senate there are 9,720 dots on the ceiling, and Arkansas is the only place where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find. Also on the tour I learned that 2 laws in Arkansas are that you can’t push a moose out of an airplane and you can’t keep an Alligator in a bath tub.
       Next, we went to Central High School where the Little Rock 9 were the first African Americans to integrate Central High School. At CHS I learned that one of the girls of the Little Rock 9 got expelled for calling a girl “white trash”. Also I learned that one of the Little Rock 9 passed out before getting to the second set of double doors. Plus I learned that one of the girls from the Little Rock 9’s dress was torn to pieces in the bathroom by a bunch of girls who were against mixing blacks and white. Hearing that made me feel sorry about how my ancestors treated African Americans.
       Last, I slept at Ferndale with my bunk buddy’s Jackson, Carson, Gavan, Cannan, and Mrs. Voss. The next day we went to the Heifer Project. The Heifer Project is an organization who helps communities by donating Alpacas, Goats, Ducks, Honey Bees, and more to provide the seven M’s meat, money, milk, manure, material, motivation, and muscle. After the Heifer Project we took the long ride back home. All in all my Fifth grade field trip was a great adventure in which I had fun and learned a lot too. Maybe after reading this you might want to take a trip to Little Rock to explore all of the fun and knowledge of Little Rock.                           

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