WHITTIER, Calif. (March 31, 2016) — Second grade kicked off our spring event season in February with speeches honoring famous people like Magic Tree House author Mary Pope Osborne, Amelia Earhart, and George Lucas, to name a few. Fifth grade’s spring event also centered around shining stars. The students turned famous Americans, like astronaut Buzz Aldrin and astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, into wax figures that came to life with a push of a button. As an extension of the famous person concept, fifth-grade teachers encouraged students to feature deserving people who do not have such broad recognition. Among the notables featured by our fifth graders were P.T. Barnum, Georgia O’Keefe, and Margaret Bourke White.
Fourth grade took us on a journey through California’s history in the 1800s. With the support of Gil Gonzalez, Whittier College Associate Professor of Acting and Directing, students wrote and performed monologues from different perspectives of California mission life. In their spring event, kindergarteners sang their hearts out on the Shannon Center stage, entertaining the audience with renditions of some of their favorite tunes.
Congratulations, students and teachers, on jobs very well done! Thank you, parents, for all of your support at home!
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