This week the 6th grade class studied ‘49ers and the California gold rush in history. They learned about the conditions the ’49ers experienced while trying to get rich! On Thursday, the students had an opportunity to find gold as they panned for it in ice cold water. Some of them were quite successful and “struck it rich” as they said, while others found very little gold. Overall, it was an exciting time and there were mixed feelings about whether these 6th graders would ever leave their homes to find gold!