Historic St. Augustine Trip

Recently the 4th and 5th graders went to St. Augustine, FL to enhance their study of Florida history. Students previously studied the historical settlement of Florida. By visiting St. Augustine they were able to visualize this early period of Floridian history. Students visited Castillo de San Marcos ( an old fort). They also visited the Old Florida Museum in which they participated in programs involving homesteads and early Spanish settlement. Students ended the day with a ghost tour involving historical figures. The following day students were able drink from the Fountain of Youth and visited an old Spanish mission.

Before heading home we were able to experience the launch of the Space Ship Discovery which was an unexpected treat for the students of the Country Day School. It was a successful trip. Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who made it a rewarding educational trip.  The Trip that ended in a BLAST!!

The Students “wish that the drink from the Fountain of Youth would make me older… obviously Coach Jared feels much younger after his drink from the FOY”
Lindsey” loved the Spanish Food we ate from the Spanish Bakery!”
4th and 5th grade – ” Hit the Sack” and “Sleep tight don’t let the bed bugs bite” has whole new meaning to us now they visited the Castillo de San Marco
4th and 5th grade – ” The Ghost tour wasn’t toooo scary”
4th and 5th grade- ” We are so happy that we don’t have to wear a Dunce Cap at Country Day School- like they did in the Old School Houses!”
4th and 5th grade- ” We saw a piece of History- The final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery!!”- “the sonic boom was awesome!

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