Fourth Graders Kick Off Yearlong Study of California with Birthday Party
In honor of California’s birthday on September 9, 4th graders held a birthday party! As part of the celebration, students designed their own t-shirts to wear, choosing state symbols and using the computer application Comic Life to bring that symbol to life. To accompany the shirts, 4th graders wrote persuasive speeches to convince a tourist that their t-shirt is the best souvenir. Fourth graders also learned the state song, “I Love You, California,” as performed their interpretation of the song either individually or in small groups. No party would be complete without food and this party was no exception. Students brought in their favorite, healthy California snacks ot share with the class at the conclusion of the celebration.