Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walk Through California

J's 4th grade class after their "Walk Through California". J is the 4th from the left.

J is in the 'expert' chair. During the presentation, when the presenter says your "expert" word, you have to quickly get up to the expert chair and explain the word. There were cards to memorize. If they had it completely memorized, including a full-sentence answer to her question, they earned more points for their team. J did great! He had 2 expert words to share.

This was the first time I was able to watch this wonderful program. It is a living history lesson for the kids and it was great! They came in costume, anything they chose to represent California history. It was a 2 1/2 hour interactive and FUN history lesson. The kids were loving it. I really enjoyed it myself! I somehow ended up being asked to be the scorekeeper. They were divided up into 4 teams, and I kept a running count of the points. This is well worth the $$$ the PTA spends on this program. Next year for 5th grade, they get to do the same thing, but it is all about the Revolution.