Upper Elementary - January 29, 2016

Dear Families,

On Tuesday, January 26, we went on a field trip to the New York State Capitol. The first thing we did was go on a tour of the Capitol. Our tour guide, Fred, showed us the Senate Chamber, Assembly Room and Million Dollar Staircase. We learned that the first thing that Teddy Roosevelt did when he became Governor was stop construction of the Capitol. “He said, “We are done.” The tour was amazing! Next, we were supposed to meet Senator Hugh Farley, but he was stuck in a meeting. We did meet Assembly member Phil Steck who spoke to us and answered our questions in the Assembly room and also introduced us on the Assembly floor. Speaker Paul Beastie welcomed us to the Assembly Room. We watched the Assembly for about ten minutes.

We then had lunch in Abi’s dad’s office and had pizza. Thanks Stu! After pizza we went on a tour to view the New York State art collection in the Corning Tower with Fabian, an art docent. The art that was on display was the work of NYS School artists. One piece of abstract art that caught my eye was THE THE #1 (you might think that that was a typo but it wasn’t). A very weird title huh? It was painted by Grace Hartigan who was a splatter painter. The abstract painting looked cool even though it included identifiable images such as a window and a lot of hearts.

Then for the grand finale, we went ice skating. It was fun (Dylan was the best at it) “We had a lot of fun, and we want to do it again,” said Abi.

Yours truly,
Dylan and Architects