The 7th grade class enjoyed a three day field trip in Cody, Wyoming last week. The Friess family generously offered their ranch for the two night stay. Right after lunch on Wednesday, the 7th graders left for Cody with Mr. Sawyer, Ms. Rock, Mr. McDaniel and Mrs. Maher. After a long day of driving, a big dinner and a few games of Scrabble and Clue, the students turned in early.
Thursday began with a visit to the Heart Mountain Internment Camp. The class had read about the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII in Mr. Sawyer's literature class. However, they didn't feel the impact of the place until seeing the bare buildings and a documentary about a young boy who was imprisoned there. A knowledgeable guide talked about the events leading up to the decision to relocate Japanese citizens. One student remarked, "I didn't realize it would feel so much like a concentration camp." According to the guide, the 7th grade was one of the most mannered and curious group she'd seen!
After spending the afternoon at the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum (with a surprise visit from Ms. Sullivan--now Mrs. Allgeier), everybody headed back to the ranch. There was a good fire going, s'mores, and board games. Ms. Rock and Mrs. Maher got an assembly line going for a make-your-own pizza dinner. The class burned off all the food with a huge game of hide-and-go-seek.
A few plucky 7th graders braved the Autumn frost and joined their chaperones on a 6:30AM run on Friday morning. After breakfast, the class drove through Thermopolis on the way back to Jackson. As a last-minute surprise, there was a quick stop at one of the hot springs! It was a packed few days that gave the 7th grade class an opportunity to learn from history and unite relationally.
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