Rattan’s fourth grade took a much-anticipated annual trip April 12 to visit the State Capitol in Austin, Texas — it’s an experience many of these students wait for all year long.

Charter buses were loaded bright and early at 5:30 a.m. for the adventure to begin. Once the class arrived in Austin, they started traveling through time at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Here, students were able to connect with lessons they experienced in their Social Studies class. They then walked a few blocks to the Capitol building.

Students enjoyed lunch on the Capitol lawn with the view of the breathtaking Capitol building right before their eyes. Students had homeroom discussions to discuss what they’d learned so far. Following this, they were able to visit the Texas Visitor Center while doing a mini-scavenger hunt to further their knowledge of Texas history, tour the Capitol grounds with a more advanced scavenger hunt, and go inside the Capitol building itself with a tour guide building upon the Texas History they had already learned, including a visit to the House of Representatives.