Peek at my Last Week of School!

It's Sunday, and I'm determined to be on time for Jennifer's:

Most bloggers are on summer vacation, and our vacation starts on Tuesday, June 24th.  I have been a little jealous, but I'm enjoying this class so much that I'm quite sad to see them go.  This seems to happen most years.  Then I worry about how I'm ever going to love the next class as much as this one, but somehow I always manage to love the next class, too....

Back to next week, here's what we're doing on Monday:

Field Trip to the Boston Tea Party Ship and the Massachusetts State house!

We were lucky that this Monday was still available (I won't go into how we ended up with a field trip on that next to last day of school), but I think it's a perfect way to wrap up the school year!

 This is what will happen at the Tea Party Ship and Museum.

Actors dressed in colonial clothing reenact the meeting that took place at the Old South Meetinghouse.  As students enter, they are given a card with a colonist's name and background information so that they can become colonists at the meeting.  One actor is Sam Adams, and he leads the meeting:

These pictures are from the Boston Tea Party web site: 

The actors from the Meetinghouse give the kids a tour of the Tea Party Ship:

The kids even get to throw tea into Boston Harbor!

Protected and preserved for more than two centuries, the Robinson Half Chest is one of only two known tea chests still in existence from the Boston Tea Party in 1773. The morning following that stirring historic night, a teenager named John Robinson found a tea chest buried slightly in the sand near the shore and took it home as a souvenir. He kept the chest throughout his childhood and it was subsequently passed down from generation to generation. The Robinson Half Chest is now a part of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and serves as an inspiring reminder of the patriotism of that fateful night and the birth of America’s independence. - See more at:
Then we go inside the museum part of the tour where there is a tea chest from the original Boston Tea Party:

The Robinson Tea Chest to be displayed
The Robinson Half Chest is one of two known surviving tea chests from the December 16, 1773, Boston Tea Party when 340 tea chests were dumped into Boston Harbor by rebelling colonists. The Chest is one of the oldest Boston Museum Exhibits in the city from the permanent collections of Historic Tours of America, Inc., and is proudly displayed at The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
“I brought this tea chest from Gouverneur, New York, fifty-four years ago. It
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The colonist is pointing at the tea chest.  You are not allowed to take pictures of the tea chest.

Click on this link to read more about this tea chest:

Boston Tea Party Ship Tea Chest.

We'll be done at the Tea Party Ship at 11:15, and then we're heading to the State House via school bus for a free tour at 12:15.  

We'll be eating lunch in the Boston Common, and if we have time, we're going to the cemetery where Mother Goose is buried - along with a lot more famous people.

Last Day of School = Tuesday

The kids have a half day on Tuesday, but the teachers will be there finishing up all the cleaning and paperwork.

Check out this giveaway!

Click on this graphic to enter to win this amazing nautical tote bag along with other tremendous prizes.

I have decided that if I win, I'm definitely going to take the ferry from Portland, Maine to Nova Scotia because I've always wanted to go on the high speed ferry.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. What a great trip! I bet the kids will have a blast!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. That looks like a great field trip! I had a great class last year and if I'm lucky will get most of the same students next year since I am moving up a grade level. I hope you make it to you summer soon!

    Get Your Science on in room 701 


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