MLES 4th graders promote the states they researched
Exhibits to see, lots to learn, people watching to do – and all kinds of food, many even served “on-a-stick” of course. All of that is what makes a State Fair great.
Mountain Lake Public Elementary School (MLES) fourth-grade students promoted their own version with a “State(s) Fair” on Thursday afternoon, April 13, with state displays scattered throughout the elementary gymnasium.
For many weeks, the students of social studies teacher Stephanie Willaby and her teaching partner, Pamela Anderson (who teaches science to the fourth-grade students), have been studying a specific state. What they learned they placed on a display board, ready to share with anyone wanting to know a bit about their “adopted state.” Research included the State Nickname, State Flower, State Bird, State Food, State Muffin, State Animal, State Insect . . . State “Whatever” – along with what makes that particular state a great state. Also assisting the students in creating their state display boards was Pam Osland of the MLES Media Center.
On top of sharing knowledge about their state, the students provided state fair attendees with plenty of selections of food-on-a-toothpick, or on a cracker or on a plate, or a snack-in-a-cup or beverage-in-a-glass.
Below is a photo gallery of some of the fourth-graders – and their respective state boards: