We believe that the Catawba Indian Village is the best
thing at the Museum because the man that was talking looked like he had lived a life like
the Indians, if you know what we mean. It was the best because we were able to see
what the Indians really lived in. We also saw the things that they used as
|The guide banged together
rocks to make the tools. The man said that the rocks were sharper than some of the knives
that we have in our kitchen. Also, we were able to explore what the houses looked like
inside and out. We saw what they used for covers like the bear skin and two or three
other things they used. The very best thing that we saw on the trip was when he showed us
the dart gun which they used in hunting. Their hunting was mostly for deer, buffalo, and
small animals like raccoon and rabbit. The other foods they ate were wheat and corn.
Written by Stephanie B. and Kenny P.
Personally, we liked the planetarium the best because we learn about
the stars in a fun way. We never knew that there were so many stories up in the
sky. They made it interesting by telling stories of people and animals. One of
the stories that comes to mind is the one about the seven maidens. The maidens were
running from a huge bear. This bear was not an ordinary bear it was five times the
regular size of the bears we have nowadays.
|The bear chased the seven maidens up a
mountain. Since they were at the top and could not get way, they jumped off
the mountain and into the sky. That is where they are today. Also, the
planetarium was fun because we felt like we were moving into the sky. It made us
feel as if we were exploring the stars with the cowboy that was talking with us. We
liked the planetarium because of the way it made us feel and the stories we heard.
Written by Maria C. and Steven S.
The Sharks Swim
The Sharks Team did indeed swim to the North Carolina
Mountains on Tuesday November 28, 2000. The students reported to their homerooms at 7:00
a.m. and left via charter bus at 7:15 a.m. The first stop was Hickory Ridge Homestead, then lunch at Appalachian State University, and finally the team
toured Linville Caverns.
The Sharks first went to the Hickory Ridge Homestead,
where they experienced colonial life. During this experience, students dipped candles.
Being that Hickory Ridge is adjacent to Appalachian State University, everyone stopped
there for lunch.
|Students listen as they are told about the
history that surrounds Hickory Ridge Homestead.
||Mrs. Matzke takes her turn to dip candles.
|After lunch the tour
continued along the Blue Ridge Parkway and through Blowing Rock, NC on the way to Linville
Caverns. Tour guides walked groups through the cave and pointed out underground land
forms and creatures. Linville has an excellent gift shop and students were allowed
to purchase souvenirs.
|The day was fun, exciting,
and educational. They arrived back at the school at 5:00 p.m.
Journal for Sharks Olympic Games