I often share with my students that the coolest thing about this world is that we are all different. The first assignment in fifth grade is a way to learn about and celebrate each others' backgrounds and differences. I can't take credit for this idea, as I "borrowed" it from the wonderful fifth grade teachers at Fox Hill and brought it to Memorial. Each fifth grader is responsible for creating a Cultural Identity Quilt piece that showcases the country or countries from which his/her family came. These quilt pieces are then "woven" together to represent who we are, where we came from, and that together we make one unique (and pretty fabulous) classroom community. Today was our first day sharing. I can't wait to learn more tomorrow!
|Pari shared an amazing story of obstacles her father had to overcome while in Iran.|
|Ava included some words in Italian AND French.|
|Evan included a picture of a typical house in Madeira.|
|Jack shared a picture of an Irish castle and some popular Italian food. Mangia! Mangia!|
|Brody did a great job drawing the Swedish, German, and Italian flags.|
|Maddie shared with us an important landmark in Canada. (And a picture of her new baby sister!)|
|Nolan explained the symbolism of cracking red eggs on Greek Easter.|
More to come...