To celebrate Columbus Day, Mrs. Pearson's 4th grade class created a life-size replica of the Santa Maria.  This was one of the three boats that Christopher Columbus used to sail to the "new land".  Mrs. Pearson's class learned that Columbus thought he had landed in India , thus calling the people on the land Indians, but really he had come upon a piece of land that we know as the Bahamas.  Amerigo Vespucci actually realized years later that Columbus wasn't in India, but in a land that was uncharted at that time.