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Fourth grades turn their classroom into Learning Center


Fourth graders at Myrtle Elementary School celebrated Nationality Day on May 2 as their classrooms were transformed into an international learning center.

Over the past four months, the youngsters searched randomly selected countries and created international projects from their studies. Their projects were the focus of Nationality Day as they shared information, learned about various cultures and feasted on foods from around the world.

The school day was divided into four sessions to allow opportunities for students to learn about different nationalities. Each student has the opportunity to make five international crafts, play eight international games and perform “Ahrirang” in a musical setting.

Projects included life-size paintings depicting cultures of various countries, a quilt of flags, and many coins and stamps from across the world. The students ended their journey with a crack at breaking open a piñata.

The school is part of the Keystone Oaks district and services the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Greentree.


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