Washington D.C. Here We Come!

A group of 6th grade students from Briarfield Academy in Lake Providence, Louisiana will travel to our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. on May 6th, 2009. They will be accompanied by their teacher and several chaperones. They are very excited to travel to the capitol city after following the election process during the school year. We hope you enjoy learning about their experience in the months leading up to their trip and on the trip itself.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Give me a B... Give me an I... Give me an N...

That's right, we are playing BINGO. It's our last fundraiser before the trip and the kids hope to make enough money to cover ALL of their expenses. They have had great success so far in raising money toward the trip. BINGO will be held at the Lake Providence Country Club on Thursday night (4/30/09) at 6:00 p.m. You can buy individual cards or pay $25.00 and play all night! The $25.00 will also get you a hot dog meal so you won't go home hungry. Prizes will be selected by each winner which makes it even more fun. Come out and support the 6th grade and have a great time!

Vicksburg Military Park

How much American History can we fit into a year? This year seems to be quite a bit. After two weeks of study on the Civil War, the 6th grade class took a field trip to the Vicksburg Military Park. The had a great time putting their knowledge to the test and learning some of the little known facts while they were there. They also re-enacted a battle scene as you can see from the pictures. Learning involves seeing and touching as well as hearing as this class is well aware. They can't wait to set their feet in Washington D.C. and see and feel some of what they have heard and learned this year.