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My Trip to Great Falls

One day the class and I went to Great Falls. We went on the Maryland side in a chartered bus. The bus driver was our guide and he told us all about the falls. The falls are very high. I was scared when we stood on the cliff because the water is so deep. Every time we crossed a bridge we would go higher and higher until we got to the highest point of the Falls.

The water we drink comes from Great Falls. This water comes through pipes called conduits. The conduits are in the ground and extend from Great Falls to the reservoir. It is then piped through to our spigot.

Carolyn Jackson
Age 7
E. H. Polk, Teacher

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Our Trip to Mt. Vernon

We went to Virginia and saw Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon is the home of George Washington.

As we walked in the yard we saw George Washington's home. It is a beautiful white house. We saw the Potomac River in the back of the house.

We went through the house and saw the bed room where he died, the study room and many others. We say the meat house, the wash house, and smoke house and many more. We visited the museum and saw some of his valuable things.

Best of all we saw the red, yellow and purple flowers, the pretty garden, and the big yard with the wonderful green grass. We had lots of fun visiting Mt. Vernon.

5B Pupils
A. G. Jones, Teacher
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FUN TODAY WITH CLAY 
(From page 9)

to have a slogan contest. The following are some of the slogans submitted to date:

1. "If you work in clay
You will have fun each day."

2. Clay, clay is always fun
Clay, clay fun everyone.

3. Don't wait another day
Come and see our clay work today.

4. You can stay - but
Don't touch our clay.

5. You will have fun when you work in clay, but you will have more fun when you see (Room 310) today.

Pupils of 5B Class
James Dabney, Teacher

Our Trip to the
Pan American Union

Our class went to the Pan American Building. First we went in the Patio. Here we saw different plants. We saw a banana tree, a coffee tree, fig and rubber trees. The guide gave our class a fig leaf and rubber leaf. We saw a fountain that was made by a lady. It had designs of snakes heads. It had a design of a snake over a lady's shoulders.

The guide showed us upstairs. Here we saw statues of famous people. George Washington's statue was out from the others because he represented us. We saw some shields. Our shield had an eagle on it. The Mexican flag had an eagle picking up a snake. The legend of the flag is that the Sun God told the Indians to find an eagle pushing up a snake. At this spot they were to build Mexico City.

The Auditorium was the far most beautiful room in the building. In each corner there was the word "Pan" which stood for peace. The purpose of the Pan American Union is to bring peace to the world. There were beautiful chandeliers. You'll see the same kind in the White House.

In another room men were talking. Most of them were important men from countries in the Pan Americn Union.

From the window we saw a pool and a garden with a statue of the God of Flowers. We saw a building in which the Secretary General of the building stays for a ten year term.

I enjoyed my trip to the Pan American Building and learned a lot from it. The guide gave us a compliment. He said, "You are the nicest children ever to come to the Pan American Building." The class was very proud of this compliment.

Samuel Lathan
Alva Shelby
Victor McPherson
Robert Simon
D. M. Johnson, Teacher
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PARENT GROUP MEETINGS
(Please turn to page 11)

Parents who are in our group include:

Mrs. Martha Alston
Mrs. Betty Ashton
Mrs. Viola Carter
Mrs. Amanda Chandler
Mrs. Lula M. Cowan
Mrs. Mildred Fisher
Mrs. Clara Hamilton
Mrs. Edna Hunter
Mrs. Charlotte McClinton
Mrs. Bertha McNair
Mr. and Mrs. Victor McPherson
Mrs. Mary Moore
Mrs. Dorothy Morgan
Mrs. Pearline Puryear
Mrs. Estelle Shorter
Mrs. Gretchen Smith
Mrs. Eloise Spears
Mrs. Wessie P. Spruell
Mrs. Lavene Rollins
Mrs. Milly Rumber
Mrs. Lillian Talley
Mrs. Ruth Wilson
Mrs. Evelyn West

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