Upper Elementary - April 22, 2016

Dear Families:

This was a very exiting week for us. As you know we went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. First we went to Ellis Island. At Ellis Island we saw a lot of things like the baggage room where the immigrants got asked questions. We saw the divided staircase where you left the island for New York or the western part of the States.If you were told to go down the middle of the staircase, you needed further examination before you could enter our country.  The ranger told us that sometimes the immigration officer would smash or bang his fist on the desk. When the ranger did it we all jumped.Some of us found our ancestors on the wall!

We really enjoyed seeing The Statue of Liberty.  We almost didn’t make it in time to go into the pedestal, so we ran to the entrance.We climbed the steps to the top of the pedestal and looked up through the clear ceiling.  We saw the metal structure that was designed by Gustave Eiffel. The ranger gave us lots of information about the statue.

Today we went to the Naturalization Ceremony for one of our parents.  It was a wonderful experience.

Have a great spring vacation,  
Olivia, Debbie & the Architects