We have been working hard to answer the driving question..."How can we, as genealogists, discover and communicate what makes our families unique?" Kindergarten students had the privilege of having parents come to share with us some important parts of their culture. We learned about China, India, Puerto rica and African American culture (thanks to our own Mrs. Robinson!) We have done interviews, created lists together, read some great stories about being unique, showed off our fancy clothes, and celebrated with our traditional foods together and learned SO much about each other during this time. To say the past few weeks have been enlightening would be a severe understatement. I am always in awe of these kind-hearted kiddos...but to see them celebrating other traditions and cultures really just tugs on my heart strings. During this project, we also spent some time talking about Martin Luther King Jr. and had visitors from South Korea! Talk about real world connections to being unique and celebrating diversity. I am so proud of the work they are doing. Enjoy some pictures of our work below:
We had such a great time at our PBL Showcase events. Students started their showcasing journey by presenting to 5th grade classes on Thursday. It was so great to see the confidence that was built in each kiddo as they shared their work and talked about their families. We are so grateful for a school family that supports our learning!! On Friday, families came to see the final showcase. It is always so wonderful to have family support, and this day was definitely proof of our invested our families are in our learning!! Thanks for coming!