2nd Grade Class Trip to the Parker Homestead

05182017

On May 18th, Point Road School’s second grade students walked to the Parker Homestead to learn about the historic site https://www.parkerhomestead-1665.org/   With a piece of history in their backyards, 2nd grade children learned about history and science as they explored farm tools, artifacts and more as they traveled back in time to circa 1720’s.
The Parker Homestead speakers, Mrs. Hanson and Mr. Wells, were extremely interesting as they shared their wealth of historical knowledge with the students. Mr. and Mrs. Akey, and Point Road’s own Principal, Dr. Albert-Devine, volunteered their time and knowledge as they shared about the Sickles Community Garden and Bees. The students engaged in various stations around the grounds, coordinated by Point Road’s second grade teachers.
At the Parker Homestead house, students listened to stories about Little Silver’s past and observed objects from Colonial Times. They explored the barn and learned the purpose of old farming equipment.
The Sickles Community Garden was visited to observe the garden set up and the aeration from the miner bees.  Each student even got to plant a flower in the new Pollinator Garden!
The students found Dr. Albert-Devine very interesting as she shared her wealth of knowledge and interesting experiences with the students about the life of bees!