Monday, August 15, 2011

4th Grade Field Trip

It is a tradition for the 4th Grade class to go on a field trip to Lincoln. In 4th Grade Social Studies they study the history of the State of Nebraska so it is fitting that the grade travel to the state capital and view historical state places.
One stop for the day is Memorial Stadium, the home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Cara was excited to view the stadium.

Some of the class outside the stadium. While on the tour, they ran into an alumni athlete from Norfolk Catholic. Jarren Heng was doing a workout. He runs cross country and track for the University of Nebraska.

On the way to Lincoln, Ms. Freese ran into a few ducks that decided to cross the road at a bad moment. This duck killing may have been the highlight of the trip. The kids, teachers and parents are still talking about the bus trip experience.

Another stop on the trip was the State Capital Building. Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature. The class got to meet with the Speaker of the Legislature, Mike Flood. Mr. Flood is from Norfolk and welcomed the students to the capital. Mr. Flood is also an alumni of Norfolk Catholic and his oldest son, Brenden is one my preschool kids.

I wasn't surprised to see this photo on Cara's camera. Suh was an awesome football player for the University of Nebraska winning many collegiate awards. He now plays in the NFL for the Detroit Lions.

A few of Cara's classmates goofing around outside the stadium.

The last stop for the day was Morrill Hall. This museum shows many animals that once roamed the state of Nebraska is also a huge history lesson for the grade.

Take care,


1 comment:

  1. Love this post! I took the exact same field trip when in school. Now I have it all in my front yard! HA HA!