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Fourth Graders Put On a World Expo

June 11, 2014 by Ellie H (’16) (Students)

The fourth grade prepared a World Expo on June 2, which included many wonderful exhibits, videos of dances, country projects, pen pal letters and more. Every fourth-grade student researched one country and learned about its physical features, holidays and landmarks, cuisine, clothing, famous people and challenges. Students decorated posters with flags, pictures, maps and essays. In addition, kids split into three groups to learn about dance, landmarks and food. Kids sculpted food with clay. Students were filmed dancing the hakka, the Irish jig, the Brazilian dance and the Bollywood. Others created a replica of landmarks out of pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks and other materials. Kids also taught parents and built models of different kinds of schools, including a cave school (one built into a cave), a train school and a tree house school. Students created board games about different religions including Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. One parent said, “I couldn’t believe the depth of the students’ research, their hard work and how much I learned this morning!”