The video highlights from the very entertaining and informative fourth grade overnight field trip is finally done. Take a look back on this fantastic trip which featured stops at Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Stevens Sate Park, Columbia River Maritime Museum, and Astoria Column. As you will see, we had a great time together and learned a lot about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the history and geography of our region. Thanks to everyone who helped make this trip so successful.
4th Grade Overnight Field Trip 2013 from Kevin Baumbach on Vimeo.
Today, the fourth graders from All Saints made their way back to the Oregon Food Bank for a food repack volunteer shift. The food of the day was pinto beans. We scooped, poured, weighed, tied, and boxed a few thousand pounds of beans over the course of an hour and a half shift.
At the end of our shift, we were given a tour of the Eastside Learning Garden to get a glimpse of how the OFB grows its own food for distribution. Our guide was nice enough to give us a few helpings of vegetables along the way. The samples of purple broccoli and collard greens were quite delicious.
Below is a brief slideshow chronicling the latest visit to our favorite place to volunteer:
Oregon Food Bank Service Project Slideshow from Kevin Baumbach on Vimeo.
Click on the following link to re-visit our first trip to the OFB: Oregon Food Bank Service Project (December 2012)
Today we took a short bus ride across the Columbia River to visit Ft. Vancouver. Among the many things we learned about were John McLoughlin, the Hudson’s Bay Company, fur trapping and the fur trade, and how blacksmiths did their jobs. There were many other pieces of information we learned from our trip and I encourage all parents to ask your child what they learned from their experience from one of the Northwest’s most important historic landmarks.
On Friday, the fourth grade went to the NW Children’s Theater to see a performance of The BFG. The actors and crew put on a very entertaining show and it was a fun way for our class to close out the week. I took a few pictures to share with everyone. Photography was not allowed during the performance so unfortunately I’m not able to share any pictures of the creative costumes, masks, scenery, and images from the show. I was, however, able to capture some of the fun and excitement that went down on Friday.
Special thanks to Ms. Mason for organizing the field trip. Say thank you to her if you get the chance.
UPDATE: Thanks to Roger McHayle for providing a few more photos from the trip.