Book a Trip Around the World Pierson Elementary School 2013-2014 Exciting News!!! Laura Bush Foundation Grant makes a study of world cultures possible for Pierson Elementary School students. 287 Books Added to the Collection!! So Many Wonderful Books!! Each grade level researches a different continent. Kindergarten studies Australia. Third grade studies Europe. The research begins……. Maps are made. Interesting facts and pictures are added to the maps. Students make oral presentations. The map projects are displayed in the media center. Students take a tour of the world. First stop - Africa Next stop -Europe Then on to South America- Teachers act as tour guides. Moving on through North America and Asia. Checking out Australia and the didgeridoo. Time for a snack from each of the seven continents. Treats provided by P.T.A. Snack Cookies with fig filling Gummy Bears Fortune cookies Kiwi Jelly Beans Plantain chips Guarana Soda Ice Country/Continent Morocco, Africa Germany, Europe China, Asia New Zealand, Oceania Panama, North America Brazil, South America Antarctica A great way to end the trip!! Acknowledgements Special Thanks to Media Advisory Committee for time spent in planning the grant proposal Lou Anne Blankenship for guidance in writing the grant proposal Classroom teachers for their involvement and support in the project Special Area and ESOL teachers for acting as guides during the culminating activity Mrs. Biferie for the amazing art projects she had her students create for the projects Ms. Fienning for coordinating such wonderful music plans to go with the country studies Media Aide Tabitha Heimbach who helped with everything and never complained P.T. A. for funding the snacks for the culminating activity Mr. Myers and Ms. Deane for their vision and support And Most Importantly…. Our students who worked hard and created such interesting projects.