Our Flat Friends from Sydney, Australia have taken off back to Victoria, Australia. We had such a blast playing with them and learning with them. We took them by the cafeteria to work for a while and by the computer lab. We went by guidance one of our last days. We spent time saying goodbye and writing final thoughts of the adventures. We wanted to keep them all summer for more adventures but finally decided to do our last post and the next thing we knew they had taken off for their flight.
Final Goodbyes to Flat Friends on PhotoPeach
Sadly we have to report that one of them decided he’d stay longer in the United States. We couldn’t find Andy anywhere but John and his family will continue to hope he shows up. We’ve read a lot about people immigrating to the United States over the years so perhaps young Andy decided he should to. We know we have people who came to live in the United States from places like Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, France, Canada and Russia. We have a lot of classmates from Mexico, Peru, Colombia and other South and Central America countries and also China, Philippines and Vietnam. They’ve come here to visit and then some came to make this their home. That’s why we are so diverse. Perhaps he is like our Visiting International Teacher and came to work for a year or two. People have settled in different parts of the United States from South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Some people have traveled here for educational reasons. Most of our Flat Friends were ready to travel again.
In our Social Studies we study how people came here on the Mayflower and we’ve read about immigration and people coming to Ellis Island. We know some came for religious purposes and some to have a better life. We know some came for work. They settled near water for transportation purposes in olden days. Materials and people traveled by boats, carriages, trains and horses. People moved to the west and spread out. Modern transportation includes cars and airplanes so travel has become faster. Cities grew and more and more people came and today people move about a lot. The United States spread out and became 50 states. People continue to move from place to place for different reasons.
Do you think we are a “melting pot”? We read we were. What do you think that might mean?
Goodbye Flat Friends– Hope your travels are safe and fun.