Artifacts, History, and America’s Pastime

 

After a late night last night at the Boston Pops, we journeyed out early this morning to visit the USS Constitution. We took a ferry across the Boston Harbor which was a beautiful, but chilly voyage. The USS Constitution was an amazing ship, and we had a great tour guide. We learned about the ship’s history, why it was called Old Ironsides, how it was created, what wood was used (there was a Florida connection there!), and all about its battles and life on board. Ask an 8th grader what they learned. We saw four different decks of the ship climbing through ladder wells to get between the floors. Some of us could walk without ducking, but not many…

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our tour of the USS Constitution, some of the students conquered Bunker Hill – all 300 steps! We walked across a pedestrian bridge to the North side of Boston for an amazing lunch at La Famiglia Giorgios. After this, we journeyed by train to Harvard. The campus is beautiful! Half of the students explored the Harvard Art Museum while the other half explored the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Highlights of those tours included examining artifacts with Dr. Reid including a canopic jar and coins (the coins were a favorite) as well as exploring the artwork in the museum which included Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas just to name a few. The Museum of Natural History included interesting rocks and a whole room of flowers made from glass. Tomorrow, we will return to Harvard and the groups will switch places to explore the other museum.

We finished our night with America’s Pastime – a Red Sox game at Fenway Park! It was a fantastic game that went to a 10th inning with a thrilling 6-5 victory by the Red Sox. Students experienced baseball dining with lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, and, of course, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks!

by Janet Andreasen, parent blogger

The Geneva School
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November 20, 2019
  • US - B Schedule

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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  • US Mentor Groups

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • 1st Gr - Florida Native Festival

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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November 21, 2019
  • US - C Schedule

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Lake Mary Prep (home)

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs Lake Mary Prep

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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November 22, 2019
  • US - A Schedule

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Performance

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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November 23, 2019
  • JCL Fall Forum

    Date: November 23, 2019 - November 23, 2019
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November 20, 2019
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    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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  • K4 - Happy Harvest Program

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
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  • US Mentor Groups

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • 1st Gr - Florida Native Festival

    Date: November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
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November 21, 2019
  • US - C Schedule

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Lake Mary Prep (home)

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs Lake Mary Prep

    Date: November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
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November 22, 2019
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    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • Progress Reports Sent Home (3rd-6th)

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Rehearsal

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:20 am- 2:45 pm
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  • LSC Convo

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • 6th Gr - Butterfly Performance

    Date: November 22, 2019 - November 22, 2019
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November 23, 2019
  • JCL Fall Forum

    Date: November 23, 2019 - November 23, 2019
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