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Every year Weddington second graders get the wonderful experience of looking up their ancestors and re-enacting their journey through Ellis Island. We are also honored that Mr. Craig Horn presents us with a kickoff presentation. He also traveled the world and understands how fortunate we are to live in America.
Mr. Horn's presentation includes pictures from original documents and families, as well as how Ellis Island looks today. Mr. Horn describes the hardships that the immigrants experienced through pictures. He also entertains the students by wearing different hats and having them guess the country it could have originated from. Mr. Horn ends his presentation with a little magic trick which results in an American flag.
We are all very fortunate to have his expertise that enhances the students understanding at WDES.
Written by: Mary Woytisek, Second Grade Teacher
Posted: Jan 19, 2010 by Colleen Salter