Rylan's favourite part of the museum was the carousel. It was fun and he liked riding it. Abby's favourite part was when we went to the schoolhouse because it was kind of like school except it wasn't really learning. Gavin's favourite part was being at the train and learning about it. Ryan's favourite part was also the carousel because he likes going up and down and around in circles. Colton's horse had a rifle on it, and some other horses had pistols. Si Woo liked the carousel because when she was young her grandpa usually brought her there and got her to sit on the highest horse. Her grandpa would hold her up high.
The difference between now and 1924 is that when they shopped they could talk with each other and get their stuff delivered right to their house for free. Nowadays we have to do our own shopping and carry home our own purchases. In 1924 they didn't have a lot of electricity, and now we have a lot. They had a different way of cleaning their clothes and dishes. They had to pump to get the water, and then scrub by hand. Now we use a dishwasher. For clothing they put them in a metal bucket and stirred it, then squeezed them through a crack to get out all of the water. This was with a hand crank. To dry their clothes they used a spinning machine or they hung them up in the kitchen. Now we use a washing machine and dryer. Jefferson had a connection to Spongebob Squarepants because he also squeezes out water just like they did in 1924.
Sahil thought in olden days they would have something special to make heat - he was surprised that they used coal to heat their house.
Lily had a connection because one time she went to a museum and she got to see dinosaur bones. She was not expecting all of the different things at this museum.
At the museum we went to an old fashioned school - it was cool because we didn't have to do any work. The teacher inspected our nails to see if they are clean. If you had nail polish or jewelry you had to take it off.
There was the 12 days of Christmas treasure hunt. We saw the geese, someone milking a cow, the harp, and the partridge.
We also thought the mannequins in the houses were creepy. They scared us. Ms. Hall thought the mannequins were interesting because they had clothing on that was really old and beautiful.
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Extra note from Ms. Hall
Thank you to each of the parents that joined us on our field trip. It was a pleasure to see the groups interacting with each other and the museum. We always appreciate parent participation!