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4th Graders Learn about Thailand
Mrs. Holland's fourth grade class welcomed a special guest on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Mrs. Brom-Thier an Instructional Assistant at Rocky River Elementary School visited the class to speak about her experience living in Thailand. Mrs. Holland's class is currently studying Thailand, the culture, the land, and the people. Mrs. Holland stated that "getting authentic information from someone who actually lived in Thailand was exciting for my class as it confirmed some of their research and gave them a chance to ask questions from a reliable source."
Mrs. Broms-Thier covered a variety of topics that were of interest to the students. She spoke about the weather, sports, transportation, food and holidays. The students were most interested in learning about the different holiday's celebrated in Thailand, especially, Thaipusam where people put different spears and hooks into their body to thank their gods for helping them through a difficult time.
Students learned that the Thais are very religious and believe in Buddhism. They are generous, kind, loving and very gentle people. Whenever you get to know a Thai person and became a good friend you are considered to be a part of their family. Mrs. Brom-Thier stated "I was lucky to have made so many friends in Thailand because I had the opportunity to celebrate their holidays with them like Songkran, Thaipusam, and Loy Kratong) the way they celebrate each holiday."
Mrs. Broms-Thier shared pictures and artifacts she has from Thailand. The students appreciated this first hand account of someone living in Thailand.
Written by: Heather Shulman
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 by Heather Shulman