We had a HUGE audience of students, teachers, and families for our performance of American Symbols on Parade. Thank you families for coming! Watch the video below from one of our many practice sessions to hear us sing a little bit of "The Statue of Liberty" and then watch a little clip from our finale! (Thank you to the Pineda and Safi families for the great photos and video!)
We reviewed all of the American symbols we learned about this year, from making our A is for America books and from singing our American Symbols on Parade songs. Then we talked about our favorites, and we each wrote an opinion piece.
After a little preparation, we did a google hangout (like FaceTime or Skype) with our third grade pen pals in Miss Mortimer's class all the way in New Jersey! Both classes were given a list of questions about local weather, the history of our schools and our cities, local restaurants, what we like to do on the weekends, fun places to travel to, and more. We each got to chat with our pen pal and share something about where we live. We learned so much about the East coast and had fun finally "meeting" our third grade friends!
And just for fun... I thought I'd draw your attention to the world map that's been up in our classroom all year. :)