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GES first graders go "Around the World"

On Thursday, March 13, 2013, first grade students at Guilderland Elementary School were able to travel the world thanks to an exciting project aimed at raising cultural awareness and connecting to the local community. Throughout the morning, the children rotated through different "stations" set up in each first-grade classroom:

Mrs. Gay's classroom played host to India, where students made Indian crafts, including "Rangoli" sand art, and dressed up in the traditional clothing of the country

Mrs. Durocher's classroom played host to Brazil, where students learned Portuguese through a song and game called "Escravos de Jรณ"

Mrs. Favitta's classroom played host to Poland, where students made traditional Polish art work and talked about the many Polish items on display

Mr. Gonnelly's classroom played host to Ireland, where students made a mobile of Irish items

Mrs. Dunhams classroom played host to South Korea, where students tried on traditional Korean clothes, played a Korean game, and learned to use chopsticks

In addition to the activities mentioned above, the students also carried with them a paper suitcase that they decorated with the flag of each country studied throughout the morning. We invite you to take a few minutes to look through some photos of the children's journey around the world!

  • GES first graders go "Around the World"
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - India
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - South Korea
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Poland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Ireland
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil
  • GES first graders go "Around the World" - Brazil