Hi! My name is Ms. Dosmann. Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study Climate Change and Mammals.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 7 - Saturday, Halifax

On Saturday, we were given a day of recreation and free time. The scientists drove us to a city called Halifax. The city is located on an inlet off the Atlantic Ocean. Look for it on the map of Nova Scotia. We visited the famous Halifax Citadel, the Maritime Museum, a fun candy store called "Freak Lunchbox" and then walked around the docks to find a place to eat dinner.

At the museum, I learned about two important events in the Halifax's history. The first was a tragic explosion in December of 1917. Two ships collided, or ran into each other, and exploded. The entire city caught fire. Halifax's citizens rebuilt their city. They are strong and determined people. The other event was the crash of the Titanic. Halifax was the first city to respond. They helped many survivors. The people of Halifax have a rich history as a port city.

My favorite thing about visiting a new city is seeing all the different people. There were people singing and playing instruments on the street. We stopped an listened to them play. There were children climbing a large wave. Tugboat captains were bringing in large ships from the ocean. Other visitors milled around to see the sights. I hope you visit Halifax one day!

Here are some pictures from our day in the city:



At March 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day, I think they do not use the big machine because, they mite kill the small trees,and you do not want to kill the small trees. But the saw you can decide what you can cut down. The saw is really cool.I hope you are having fun in Nova Scotia. Is my answer right? We are having fun too and every day we learn more about Nova Scotia and stuff we learn in class. Are you learning a lot with your partner? Do you get our blogs? You and Ms.Hanes teach us a lot in class and in Nova Scotia and on the website. We have lots of fun with Ms.Hanes. I know you and your partner have lots of fun in Nova Scotia and hunting in the woods and finding animals and I know you and your partner named some of them and I now there names and I now them I will tell you them Jack and Josephina and I for got the other name can you tell me it?
Elizabeth Wood

At March 22, 2010 at 10:30 PM , Blogger kecarlson said...

Ms. Dosmann,
I wish I had you as a first grade teacher. You are so cool. You have some really smart kids too.
Ms. Carlson

At March 31, 2010 at 3:19 PM , Anonymous Julie Leonard said...

The novel, A Wedding in December, by Anita Shreve, is a story within a story that is set during the Halifax Explosion. It is a book for grown ups. You might enjoy it. I will bring it in to school for you.
Julie Leonard


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