Cardinals have been sharing their cultural backgrounds with each other while also building friendships and understanding. Fifth graders created circuit boards for our international day celebration a couple of weeks ago. They began their work via a little survey to learn more about their own family culture. Then, using our Macbook cart and iPads, students continued with deeper research on one of element of their family culture, and began constructing a simple matching exercise using facts about their selected country. Finally, students printed their work, added images, and then assembled circuit boards using cardboard displays, wiring, batteries, lights, and metal elements. They displayed these circuit-board games in the hallways and students around the school enjoyed walking by and testing their knowledge of other countries. Before taking the circuit boards home, 5th graders got together with their 1st grade buddies to share their work. The halls were filled with blinking lights, laughter, questions, and warm conversations as the 1st graders and 5th graders shared cultural knowledge while also building friendships. Thank you for sharing your family history with fellow friends, fifth graders!
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