December was a busy month for field trips for the ESM sixth grade. The classes visited 826 LA in Echo Park. Students worked in groups to write and publish stories. Also, the sixth graders visited the Japanese American Museum on December 6. The students watched a film on the Japanese Internment Camps, and then toured the museum with docents, many of whom had lived in the internment camps as children. The experience was powerful, and the students had many classes for the docents.