What a day we've had at Trinity! Pioneer Day and State Day all in one.
The third graders each pick a state and do research on the topic. Mrs. Tyndall and Mrs. Federman do a great job of guiding the students through this, their first real research project. They end up with a suitcase, a state flag, a quilt square (with state bird and flower and motto), and a written report, which they deliver orally before the entire class. A lot of good mapwork goes on too.
I stopped by both classes this morning and got to see a few. My favorite? Tennessee, of course, my home state! Go Vols! Sydney and I got our picture taken.