The Strawbridge Story
April 10, 2016
Special Living History Edition
Students were introduced to our National Parks by guest speaker Mike Goodman.
Then they traveled to 8 rooms, taking a road trip across America:
In the Pacific Northwest and California, we built totem poles and rode roller coasters.
In the Southeast, we were visited by Elvis and marched in a Mardi Gras parade.
In New England, we voted for our favorite New England state, and enjoyed the views along the coast of Maine.
In the Mid-Atlantic states we played Jeopardy along with George Washington, Miss Liberty and Daniel Boone! Molly Pitcher was our hostess and Alex Trebek the host.
In the Southwest, we explored Area 51; no UFOs were sighted! We viewed the wonder of the Hoover Dam.
In the Great Lakes, we went to a State Fair and learned about the nation's dairy capital and then we assembled a car!
In the Rocky Mountains, we dug for fossils in Utah and in Wyoming watched Old Faithful erupt.
Finally in the Great Plains, we learned facts about the states through a game and presented on our findings.
There was much more and we learned so much!
Students also played the License Plate Game as we traveled the "roadways" of Strawbridge School to find all 50 plates, 7 out of the 8 groups found all 50! A tie draw proclaimed the Shenandoah group the winners; each group member received a state quarter.
Mr. Bonder was honored for being the only Strawbridge Family member who has been to ALL 50 states!
Six students were given certificates for being the only students to go to six individual states- for example, Aidan Jacobson went to Nebraska. These children also received a state quarter.
At this year's closing assembly, our own students, directed by Miss McClintock, entertained us by singing-
“This Land is Your Land” – Grades K-2
“Yankee Doodle” – Grade 3
“Tour the States” – Grade 4
“Fifty Nifty United States” – Grade 5
Thank you to all the parents and volunteers for their hours of planning ahead of time to make this year's Living History program truly amazing!
Mrs. Howley, who has been the Living History chairwoman for the past FOUR years, will be moving on. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. We so appreciate all your time and effort. You will be missed.
Can't wait for 2017!
With much Appreciation,
The Strawbridge Students and Staff
"Oh the Places You'll Go" Dr. Seuss
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Thanks for playing along for the past eight weeks! Living History was G-R-R-R-E-A-T!!