Thursday, May 24, 2012
Digging Into Our Learning
The Douglas Road fourth grade classes went to a place called Fossil park. We were on the bus for about twenty minutes. We split up the students. One half went to Olander park and the other half went to Fossil park. We went to fossil park first. We started breaking rocks with bigger rocks. It was hard work ,but we got some fossils. We found quite a bit. We found bryozoan, horn coral, gastropad, aulopora, crinoid, and brachiopods. We were there for an hour and then we switched. First we did a scavenger park around the lake. Then we played for a bit on their playground. Then we ate lunch and played some more. In the middle of playing we had delicious popsicles. Then we all gathered up and went on the bus for another twenty minutes. When we got back we showed our fossils to each other. It was definitely enjoyable. I can’t wait to go there again!
Take a look at what the rest of the class had to say about our field trip at http://kidblog.org/Powell4thgrade2011/ .
You can also learn more about Fossil Park at http://www.olanderpark.com/pages/Fossil.htm