We are going on spring break Thursday and will return April 13th. At that time we will be getting our newest project off to it’s first post about places in North Carolina and the United States to visit.
We look forward to learning about places in Ireland at that time with students from – Greystones, Wicklow County, Ireland and the class called If Only the Best Birds Sang and teaching them about our country as we explore places to visit.
- If you were a travel agent for your country what places would you recommend to visitors. If you’d like to join our project we’d love to hear from you too! We’d like to hear from more classes around the world about a special place in your country.
We will also be completing our castle projects during April. The second grade international club is working on their castle challenge to complete their own castle out of recyclable materials by April 14th. Look for their designs then. The students in the rest of the school will learn about castles that week during Global Studies.
The International Club students also took a virtual field trip last week to Australia and the Outback thanks to Ross Mannell who prepared extended comments for us to visit around Australia since a real trip was not possible. We were amazed how flat and red it is there. We have white-tailed deer but not kangaroos. The deer cross the road and get hit by cars, they come in our yards and run off when we appear and some people eat venison meat. We have possum not echinda. We have ostrichs but not emu. Where we live we have more green. The trees are leafless during the winter other than evergreens and some grass is still green and many shrubs. Now that it is spring everything is turning green.
This week we went back to England, Scotland and Wales to learn about foods which was made possible through Project Britain by Mandy Barrow. The students were amazed about eating baked beans for breakfast. We have a different kind of biscuit that is bread and used for breakfast a lot in the US. Mrs. Todd had learned about foods in Mrs. Monaghan’s home a few years ago when she took time to share with her class items in her pantry. Some were very different from ours like chips and fries. Some cereal looked similar. Mrs. Harlow lives in England and is here teaching some of us as a visiting teacher. These teachers are helping us study about these two areas of the world. We’d like your help too!!
We wonder if Ireland eats the same kind of foods as England, Scotland and Wales?
International Club lasted a few weeks for about 20 energetic seven and eight year old’s. We did dot art painting of kangaroos and other animals, visited the Outback and saw life there, learned about the Aboriginal people in Australia , learned about Castles and foods from Europe. Our focus country is Australia and our Visiting teacher is from England so we learn about both places which is interesting to compare. Our last week after break will be learning a dance from England, learning about schools in Australia and sharing our castles.
We hope some of you can join us in learning about places in Greystones Ireland and North Carolina/USA. Perhaps you’ll share some of your special places with us during this project.
HAPPY SPRING BREAK AND WE’LL SEE YOU IN APRIL!