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5th Grade celebrates Scotland Day

Western Union Elementary 5th graders recently celebrated ‘Scotland Day’, as they learned about the cultures and traditions of the country. One of our 5th grade teachers, Martin Hughes, is from Scotland. The students were excited to learn about Mr. Hughes’ “home”.

In the morning, the students produced a number of pieces of Scottish art, including paintings of Scottish landscapes, Loch Ness Monster themed origami, tartan (plaid) paintings and Saltire mosaics.

During reading, they read about the myth of the Loch Ness Monster and the story of King Robert the Bruce and the spider!

Following this, the students headed to the Gymnasium and had a mini ‘Ceilidh’ where they learned three traditional Scottish dances: the Highland Barn Dance, the Gay Gordon and the St. Bernard’s Waltz.

During lunch the students tasted some traditional Scottish produce, Irn-Bru and shortbread!

Finally, the students solved a number of Scottish-themed fraction word problems that helped develop Math skills whilst learning more about a different culture.

Written by: Martin Hughes, 5th Grade VIF Teacher
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 by Carrie Johnson

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