Boston Trip Week

Boston Trip Week

Every spring, the fifth graders journey to Boston to visit historical sites that have been studied throughout the year. Balancing education with fun and lots of exercise, students visit locations such as: a Gristmill where they see wheat seeds turned into flour; Plymouth Plantation where students make their own lunch using colonial foods and cooking tools; Minutemen National Park to explore the history of early rebels; the Tea Party Museum where they learn about tea and taxes; Sturbridge Village where they participate in a Town Hall meeting; Walden Pond where students can rest and journal; the Freedom Trail walking tour to learn about slavery and the Underground Railroad.

Students also visit college campuses and museums including Harvard, MIT, the Science Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Students enjoy Quincy Market and have the opportunity to see a show, such as "Shear Madness," or a Red Sox Baseball game.

As a teacher, I love how this trip culminates all our colonial studies and brings them to life for the students.

~ Fifth Grade Teacher