Chester Students Show their Artistic Skills
Mrs. Stephens’ fifth grade class from Chester Community Charter School in Chester, PA recently illustrated the book “Buddy Bison Goes to the Park” written by Rob Cohen. After these students took a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park in October, they wanted to continue to learn about national parks and the history of bison in our country. To extend their learning experience from the park to the classroom, they used their artistic skills to illustrate the pages of the book. I enjoyed reading it! What wonderful illustrations!
The students from Chester are also hard at work learning the Buddy Bison musical which they will debut in early 2012.
The title page of "Buddy Bison Goes to the Park", illustrated by students from Chester Community Charter School (Chester, PA).
Chester Community Charter School Spends the Day with George Washington
On October 20th and 21st, over three hundred students from Chester Community Charter School in Chester, PA took a field trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park. Valley Forge was the site where George Washington’s Continental Army formed during the winter of 1777-78 in the middle of the Revolutionary War.
The students had a chance to learn from “George Washington” himself, take a tour of his original cabin, find out what it was like to live as a soldier during the Revolutionary War, go on a nature hike through three biomes (wetlands, grasslands, forest), and play a game called “Oh Deer” that taught them about how animals interact in the wild.
Students ask "George Washington" questions outside of his 18th century cabin.