Summary by Jamie:
Yesterday, my class, and fifth grade went on a felid trip to Savannah GA. I thought is was very fun, and you’ll see what I learned, where exactly we went, and when. Stay tuned for more!
When I woke up yesterday morning, I was SO tired, but I knew that if I didn’t get up, I wouldn’t make it on the bus, so I got up. I did the usual, brush hair, teeth,and wash my face, but I had no breakfast (at home at least), because it was so early. My mom and I got in the car, and went to school.
When we got there, we all loaded the bus. Honestly, I felt like we were on an air plane because if you look up from your seat there are lights that you can turn on manually, and if you are standing just next to your seat, there is a little storage place that lifts up so you can put your bags in above your head. It was a Charter bus, so there was a bathroom, and it was really funny, because my friends and I were making a movie on iMovie, and we were making fun of the toilet being that it’s so small and stinky. When we got there, the first place we went was a Museum/Savannah visitors center. There, we watched a brief 20 minute video on Savannah’s history.
Next, we got on the bus, and went to Lunch, with a capital L. We all drove 2 and a half hours from Jacksonville to Savannah, so we were all ready for some free time.
After lunch, we met our tour guide, and he took us on a tour around the park we were at, and ate lunch at. After, we went back to the bus, our tour guide came with us, and while we were driving, he told us about what we were passing as we drove by.
When we got to our next destination, we were at the first African-American Baptist Church. That was interesting. We learned about the underground railroad, and even saw the marks on the ground in the basement that they used to have air holes so the African American that we’re being hidden, could breathe, obviously.
We then went to Fort Jackson, and I’ve got to say, that was my favorite, because it seemed so realistic. I have to say, I learned the most from here, and I think it would be fun to come here again with my family.
We then were going to go to a synogauge (which I was looking forward to seeing) but it was raining, and even hailing, so we couldn’t go. From there we came home, and left off as a regular day.
Yesterday the 4th and 5th grades went to Savannah, Georgia. We each were allowed to bring one chaperone, and I chose my mom. (Partly because my dad was out of town.) When the big day came, I had to get up at 6:00, AM. My mom brought a lot of snacks, a Lego “Heroica” Poster, and lunch. At Savannah, we first went to the Savannah History Museum, and watched a mini movie. Then, we went to the First African Baptist Church, and got to go to the basement to see where slaves used to hide. There were decorations that were actually holes so the slaves could breath. Then, we went to the city market and had 45 minutes to eat lunch and go shopping. I went shopping with my mom and Itamar, who got a toy gun. I wanted to get an angry birds T-shirt, but it was too big. Then this guy named Bill Mclntosh showed us around, and we also went to this guy “Tamo Che-che’s” grave. Then, we went to Old Fort Jackson, and became temporary soldiers. After we were done “training,” we got to watch them fire a cannon. I learned that in the Civil War, you were more likely to die of a disease than being shot. My favorite part of the trip was when we watched them fire the cannon. When we got home, I went straight to bed. The end.