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Monday, October 28, 2013


Last Friday, the 4th grade class held their Country Expo!

All semester long, the kids have been researching their chosen country, learning about the language, the population, the terrain, the people, the food, the music, etc.  They painted their country's flags in art class, they learned about their country's music in music class, they did research during their media time and then a week before the Expo they put their display boards together.

After their display boards were put together, the kids went around with questionnaires and visited all their classmates boards and learned about the other countries as well.

All the kids had to research a food from their country and bring in samples for the class and the parents. So on Thursday afternoon, Sarah and I made Ancient Egyptian Date Candy.

And Friday was finally the bid day!  Sarah was so excited!

I arrived early to help some other parents set up the gym and at 1:00 it was time for the Country Expo to begin.

The kids paraded up and down the halls with their flags while the other classes stood out in the halls and watched.  They made their way back into the gym, waving their flags, with the Olympic theme song  playing.  One of the parents announced the kids name and their country as the entered the gym to the applause of all the parents.

And then we feasted on delicious food from around the world.  And it really was delicious.  There was cassoulet, empandas, samosas, noodles, and all sorts of other goodies I can't remember.

Then all of the other classes came into the gym one class at a time to look at the boards and ask the students questions about their countries.  It was such a great learning experience for all the 4th graders.  I really loved watching Sarah tell the other grades about her country.

And of course, I took pictures!

Decked out in attire from their countries!

Wearing her Egyptian Abaya (gown) and parading in with the flag of Egypt.

Standing with her display board and souvenirs.

Sarah read that commoners in Egypt often wear their hair to the side in 8 braids so, that's what we did!

The Ancient Egyptian Date Candy

Daddy even made it!

Sarah with her BFF Brooke.  Brooke's dad is from South Africa so of course, she chose South Aftrica.

Emory (Kenya) photo bomb!

Explaining the incense burner.


Ferrell Boys Mom said...

My son's 5th grade class is doing something like that! He picked Ireland because we have some Irish in our ancestry. I'm gonna share these ideas with his teacher. I love the dressing up in the country's attire, eating a dish specific to the country, and the flag parade! I don't know if they do anything like that. Great post!

Mari said...

I know this was a lot of work, but what a fun way to learn about a country!

deborah said...

Cool! This looks like a really fun day!