Wearing t-shirts adorned with international flags and symbols, New Garden Elementary School’s second grade students presented songs, reports, and brochures reflecting their study of Coming to America. It was a month devoted to a study of foreign countries and the life-changing journeys of immigrants coming to America.
With a focus on non-fiction text, the students secured interesting facts and data, and shared this information with their peers. During music classes, the children practiced a variety of songs from the countries they studied and, with the help of parent volunteers, painted white t-shirts with the flags of many different lands. The culminating activity was a presentation for parents followed by snacks. The multi-generational smiles throughout each classroom were a fine tribute to a job well done!