Fair Oaks Elementary School

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My Southern Exposure

I then traveled to Marietta, GA where I spent the week with more than 250 fifth graders from our returning Buddy Bison school Hollydale Elementary and our new school Fair Oaks Elementary. We retraced the footsteps of Civil War soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park by hiking to the very top of the mountain. We also learned about the hard life of the soldiers, why the railroad system made the battle for Kennesaw so important, and some cool geological facts about the mountain. Plus we got some terrific exercise and saw amazing views of Atlanta at the top of the mountain!

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I was a very tired bison by the time all of these trips were over, but it all was worth it! I want to do it again and see the kid’s smiling faces. They didn’t even know they were learning valuable lessons since they were having so much fun!

A huge Buddy Bison thanks to Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc., Georgia Power and Mississippi Power for sponsoring these four Buddy Bison schools this year!


Kennesaw National Battlefield 2013