Briarfield Academy 6th Grade

Briarfield Academy 6th Grade

Welcome to the Briarfield Academy 6th grade blog!

This site was created to document our trip to Washington, DC in May. A committee of 6th grade students update the blog on a regular basis.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

DAY 2
















This morning we woke up and went to breakfast. They had an omelet bar, muffins, cereal, eggs, and every breakfast item you could think of. When we left the hotel, we went on the subway. We were all kind of scared but then we ended up enjoying it, especially not holding on. Then we went to the Museum of American History. We loved seeing the original American flag, Michael Jackson's hat, Abe Lincoln's hat, all of the First Lady's inaugural ball gowns, Kermit, and Dorothy's shoes. Then we ate at the Ronald Reagan building. We are pros at going through security now. We also realized that putting your subway card next to your phone messes up your card. Megan only fell once today....she only bled a little.
We went to the Museum of Natural History next. We should have spent more time in there than in the M. of Am. History. We saw Rexie...he is not as big as we thought he would be. We saw scientists in the fossil making lab. We saw the Hope diamond....it wasn't as big as we thought it would be. In fact, Addie Bell and Taylor thought that the 3 feet tall hunk of quartz was the Hope diamond. We took a picture of it but it looks like a roll of toilet paper because it is sitting on a white pedestal.
All of the manequins freaked us out. They looked so real that we were having a hard time telling if they were alive or fake. Jessica bumped into a man and screamed when he moved because she thought he was fake.
Next we went to the Holocaust museum. Mrs. Tisha was quizzing us about the Holocaust. Megan told all of us that Fitler was responsible for killing the Jews. Addie Bell told us the next thing on our "infraternity" (itinerary) was to go the museum. The replica of the process of the mass killing in the gas chamber was very moving. In one part, there were thousands of shoes that the Jews had to take off before entering the gas chamber. It was very sad.
Then we went to the Washington Monument. Mrs. Benita layed on the ground and took pictures that looked like our heads were on top of the monument. Mrs. Tisha showed us how to play elbow tag in the shadow of the Washington Monument. A lot of people got injured. Nothing serious. Then we switched to Chinese Freeze Tag but we had to change it to ethnic freeze tag because the group of Chinese people close to us started looking at us funny.
We got back on the subway but didn't see any gangsters. We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe. We had a drink called (Mrs. Tisha would not let us put the name of it on here). It was great. Then we got back on the Metro and bought a football and candy. Then we went swimming in the hotel. It is 11:37 pm andthe adults are ready for bed. LP2DC. PEACE OUT!

10 comments:

  1. Mrs. Benita Live from DCMay 6, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    Don't forget that Mrs. Benita got in trouble becasue she tried to take a picture of Mrs. Tobey getting scanned with the scanning wand thingie cause she set off the metal detector!! Now we can't be taking pictures of the security process!! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

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  2. Looks like everyone is having fun! Be safe!
    Love,Martha Grandmother to Addie Bell and Zoe'

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  3. Hey, you survived your first trip on the Metro...Great Job! It sounds like you are having such a great time and learning a lot. Your descriptions bring back a lot of memories and I feel like I am right there with you. I am looking forward to reading your next post. Be safe and have fun.

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  4. I hope all of you are having a great time! I am enjoying reading your posts and looking at the pictures. You guys are cracking me up!
    Be safe and have a wonderful time. You are very lucky to be able to take this trip, so enjoy it!

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  5. Megan and Addie Bell you are killing me! Hilarious! Sounds like you are having a great time! I know you all would rather be at school, than there, but we are somehow managing without you. HAHA!
    Mrs. Tisha, I am not even going to comment on the luggage incident!!!

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  6. OMG...NOT LOVIN SECURITY RIGHT NOW...

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  7. Mrs. Lisa WaltersMay 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Hey Guys! Sounds like you are having a good time while we are all here at SCHOOL!! I am enjoying reading about your journey. You will have to give a report to the high school when you get back. I bet y'all could teach them a few things! Have fun and keep us updated!

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  8. Y'all's pictures are so cute! I hope yall have a great time!! Can't wait to hear all the silly stories when y'all get back! Have fun!

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  9. i wish i was there right now :[ Y'all look like y'all r having so much FUN!!!! i can not wait to be in Mrs. Tisha's class!! Megan i can't believe you had to throw your perfume away. oh by the way Addie Bell i LOVE your bangs!!!!!!

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  10. Glad all of you are having a great time. I love all the pictures. I bet you kids are wearing out the adults!!! Missing our Addie Bell and Zoe!! Love you!!

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